Christina and her 2 kids, 4/20/18

Today we congratulate Christina and her 2 kids for ending their homeless situation by getting into a rental of their own. This single Mother has been surviving in a shelter and now has the opportunity for a new start in life. We will soon be providing this family with much needed household goods and furniture to give them a fresh start. Read Christina’s story below:

Dear OTS, I was in a long term relationship with my children’s father and we were in a 4 bedroom house in Riverside county. When we split up after 14 yrs I was no longer in a 2 people income household and even though I have carried a full time job I still can’t afford the full rent that is out there for a family of three. I had some savings during the time I was in a shelter (which i also had program fees) but when I had surgery and was only getting disability, my car also broke down and ended having to go through that as well, which put me back and in the situation I am in now. Program time is up and savings is all gone. 2 1/2 yrs at House of Hope. I really hope you will consider in my case. I will attach a copy from the director from the shelter I was in and you can see that I was there for over 2 yrs without any problems and always paid my fees on time. You can call and speak to her if you like. I have no evictions on my record and have never lived in a place for under 3 yrs. I have never been in drug rehab or alcohol rehab. I am simply a mother of two young children with a full time job and struggling to make ends meet. I have taken parenting classes and always try to better myself to help be a better parent. I really hope you could help my children and myself with any deposit and furniture for our new place. Thank you! Christina

This family brings our placements this year to 52 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 562. Read more about our mission of housing the homeless at OTSHB.COM.

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