In the winter of 2015, Shelly moved her family into a home after saving for over a year to have the rent, security deposit and other move in costs covered. After just four months living there, Shelly found out her landlord had been renting her home illegally, with numerous health and safety violations. Due to […]
In the spring of 2016, Demario and Sabrina were both seeking work, and were quickly falling behind on their bills. When they could no longer keep up with rent, the family found themselves seeking temporary shelter. Haven House was the only shelter that allowed them to stay together with their children without having to separate. […]
Over three years ago, the Smiths were facing multiple crises: “We had a house fire…all the property was completely destroyed. The smoke destroyed it all,” John remembers (names have been changed). Other shelters could take Angela and the girls, “but not us together.” Haven House welcomed the family, including John who at the time was […]
“Seek Employment and Housing Non-Stop” In December of 2014, Sue entered Haven House with her two young sons after leaving her housing due to an unsafe environment. With the guidance of the Haven House program, Sue secured affordable housing for her family again. Sue has been in the same rental for almost three years! Since […]
When Latoya came to Haven House, she had no other choice to keep her family together: no other local shelter would allow her 16 year old son to stay together with her and her daughter. The crisis began suddenly. Flames leapt quickly from the wiring to the curtains. Before long Latoya’s home was engulfed. Everyone […]
Logan is no stranger to staying busy. Being a mom of four small children, and working long hours as a waitress to support her family, has made her an ace at time management. From the moment Logan and her children entered Haven House, she worked hard to meet her goals quickly. She successfully worked two […]
Motivated, strong, and resilient: these are just a few words that describe Clara, who worked her first job at age 12 and left home at 13. She learned at a very early age how to survive and take care of herself. After ending an unhealthy relationship last year, she found herself the sole financial supporter […]
Brandi, a working single mom with dreams of becoming a nurse, is a former Haven House resident. Despite holding a job and her own best efforts, Brandi found herself unable to provide her children with the security of a home. Early last year, complications from her pregnancy led Brandi to a one-month hospital stay. To […]
The pleasure in Brent and Ashley’s family life often comes from the natural world: walking in the woods with their three boys has long been a favorite activity. But for years, financial stress and lack of a permanent home made it difficult to enjoy even simple pleasures.
“I love math best!” “The play center is my favorite!” Bryleigh and Elianna, sisters who stayed at Haven House last fall, eagerly shared their favorite parts of school with us.