The Sawyer family is a profound example of just how important a stable home is for a family.
This family with five children became homeless when dad lost his job. They lived in their car and camped in the state park through the summer, but as weather cooled, they knew they needed to find a place to live. They were finally able to get into shelter, which then referred the family to SSHA. They stayed with us for 18 months.
They were finally able to get into shelter, which then referred the family to SSHA. They stayed with us for 18 months.
During that time, Dad found a stable job, Mom home schooled the children, and three of the older children got after-school jobs. The family paid off several debts and saved enough money to pay for the deposit and first month’s rent at a permanent housing program.