Davina and her 4 kids, 10/12/18

Please join us in congratulating Davina and her 4 kids for ending their homeless situation by getting into their own apartment today. Davina called us for help after losing her last residence, and after she found a rental that she could afford, we were happy to pay her security deposit so they could move in. They now have their own place they can call home and we will soon be providing this family essential household goods and furniture so they can turn their rental into a real home. Read her story below.

Dear OTS,
As of today my four children and I are staying with family between Riverside and Los Angeles. Some nights were at my fathers in Downey, others I am at my aunts in riverside, and most days I am in Long Beach at my mothers. It started back in 2010 when I lived in Long Beach Ca.. Until 2016 I rented a three bedroom low income apartment there. With a drug addiction spouse I then decided to part ways from my battered relationship with my husband. After a custody battle with the state obtaining parental rights with my kids father and I for my children sake I did not want to lose them to the state for violating court orders in my favors of my husband losing guardianship and visitation rights. With a thirty day notice in place and with my children best interest at hand I choose to separate and move to Las Vegas with my mother. Without my own permanent housing and any direct plan I managed to keep my children together and in school but my mother unstable condition relocated us back to California. Within a year later my husband continued to make matters worse as I continued my journey returning to California. Since my family have become residence at POLM and gained permanent housing through section 8. With no way to save by being pushed from place to place I am asking for a hand in my deposit for my children and I new home.
Thank you, Davina

This family brings our placements this year to 147 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 657. Read more about our mission of housing the homeless at OTSHB.COM.

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