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A Community Response to Family Homelessness

Becky’s Story

Becky and her boyfriend, Bobby (upper right) were living in New Cumberland. Bobby was collecting disability for a back injury, and Becky was working full-time. Yet they were not making enough money to afford rent, got behind, and eventually needed housing. They moved into the program in 2011 and quickly saved enough money to be on their own again. A dedicated group of volunteers helped the family move into their place. Becky once said about the program, “I’m staying here because my kids are busy having so much fun with the volunteers that they don’t even know they’re homeless.”

There’s a lot of nice people in the world – all the volunteers – they didn’t have to be here to help us, but they helped anyway.

— 2015 Graduate