HomeStretch Welcomes a New Family – Q&A with Rita
A few weeks after her move to HomeStretch with her teen daughter and son, we caught up with new resident, Rita, to hear her story:
Q: How did you find HomeStretch?
A: I was referred to HomeStretch by the social worker at my daughter’s middle school after I told her we were at risk of losing our housing.
Q: What are your hopes upon completing the program?
A: I plan to be in a much better position financially, so I never have to worry about becoming homeless again.
Q: What was the move-in like and what did you and the kids think of the apartment?
A: I was completely overwhelmed! I was in tears because it is so beautiful. The kids were ecstatic when they saw it! We love it and we are all so very grateful.
Q: What circumstances led you to seek our help?
A: I was embroiled in a long-standing family legal issue that left me financially strained. The legal expenses caused me to get behind on my bills, which led to an eviction.
Q: What have you learned so far, since coming to HomeStretch?
A: That there is a sense of humanity and there are people who care enough to help someone going through a hard time. Though my faith was tested at times, it all worked out for the blessing!
Q: What advice would you give to someone seeking help?
A: Breathe, pray, call HomeStretch, and know all things are possible through faith!