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Elianna “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.          

During our preparations for Adopt-A- Child for Back to School, we interviewed kids from three different families who used to reside at Haven House and are now part of our Partners In Progress follow-up program.  These kids told us about their favorite parts of school and Haven House, and we want to share them with you!  

Unexpected life changes brought Milauge (4th grade) and Tavion (Head Start) to Haven House this winter.  Their mom worked hard each day to find  housing, and after 29 days, Milauge and Tavion moved into a new apartment.              

HH: What was your favorite thing to do at Haven House?      
Milauge: Tutoring on Thursday nights!
Tavion: Going to the playroom with the other kids.

HH: What is your favorite thing to do at school?
Milauge: Play outside at recess!
Tavion: Snack time!

HH: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Milauge:  A YouTuber
Tavion:  A Firefighter

Next, we got to chat with Elianna (1st grade) and Bryleigh (Kindergarten).  Bryleigh and Elianna moved around quite a bit in the past few years and were living at their grandma’s house with their mom and dad before coming to Haven House. Unable to afford a place of their own, Bryleigh and Elianna’s parents called each morning at 8:00 A.M. until there was availability at our shelter.  After staying at Haven House for 27 days, Bryleigh, Elianna, and their parents were able to get into subsidized housing, where they have lived since the fall of 2018. Throughout their time at Haven House and after moving, Bryleigh and Elianna’s parents were able to keep their jobs to support their daughters.  Bryleigh and Elianna were excited to share a few of their favorite things with us!

HH: What was your favorite thing to do at Haven House?
Both:  Playroom, playroom, playroom!

HH: Where do you live now?
Bryleigh:  Here, we live here [their current apartment].

HH: What do you like about school?
Elianna:  Math!
Bryleigh:  The toy center!

HH: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Elianna:  A nurse
Bryleigh:  A ballerina

BryleighWe also got to talk to Arminta (3rd grade).  Arminta was living with her grandma, mom, and dad before her grandma passed away.  Unable to afford her grandma’s house on their own, Arminta and her parents came to Haven House.  After just two and a half weeks at Haven House, Arminta and her family moved into a rental house thanks to  Arminta’s parents’ hard work to accomplish the daily plan that they created with the shelter coordinators each day.  Arminta has been living in her current home since March, and loves it.

HH: What was your favorite thing to do at Haven House?
Arminta: There was a girl named Ms. Terri [one of the Shelter Coordinators at HH], and I really like her.

HH: Where do you live now?
Arminta:  Right here [current apartment]!

HH: What is your favorite part of where you live now?
Arminta: That we have a birdie!

HH: What do you want to be when you grow up? 
Arminta: I want to be a police or a doctor!

We loved catching up with Tavion, Milauge, Elianna, Bryleigh, and Arminta!

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