My story for the week has do to with a single parent of 4 minors and is currently couch surfing. This parent became homeless due to a domestic violence relationship and has been homeless since July.
This is my newest client I am working with who was referred to us through the School District Family Advocate. This client recently was fired from work but will be receiving unemployment which will be used toward monthly rent until a new job is found. This parent is very proactive in searching for assistance and possible places to rent. In the short time I have worked with this client there was self-assistance to find a place to rent and is now requesting rental deposit assistance.
It has been exciting working with families and I hope that our relationship with the School District will provide more opportunities in the future to assist struggling families.