Attending one of the best private schools in Sacramento didn’t prevent her from falling short of so many expectations and ultimately becoming homeless. During a rebellious streak while dating a “bad boy”, a pregnancy resulted. She had so many regrets, but not for giving birth to her precious son. He is now her life.
College was out of the question. She needed a job and money to survive. She worked hard at a sandwich shop, rising to a managerial position. She took a second job working nights and weekends at special events, but it just wasn’t enough to keep a roof over their heads. The final blow was her roommate moving out and leaving her to pay all of the rent. It caused her to sink into the “quicksand” of homelessness.She and her son moved into the Meadow House; HART’s house for homeless families. Along with her mentor, Diane Lampe, she set up and worked toward goals that would help her to secure housing, needed car repair and reliable childcare. Diligent with her money, she saved the majority of it. The “quicksand” she was sinking in has now turned into solid, fertile ground that she and her son can thrive on.
They are currently thriving in the Meadow House. She is continuing to save and working on providing a stable environment for her and her son. We are looking forward to her son hearing the many stories of how his amazing mom overcame the adversity of being homeless and be as proud of her as we are.
You have the opportunity to be a part of helping the homeless of Elk Grove climb out of the “quicksand” of homelessness and get their lives back onto solid ground. Please give generously to Elk Grove HART during the Big Day of Giving on May 2nd.