Jackie's Journey Home


Jackie and her two children were living in a low-cost motel for over a year when she came to Families Together. Jackie worked hard, paid her bills and took good care of her children but she didn’t have the means to save enough for the rental deposits necessary to move her family into an apartment. When she attended one of our workshops she was connected to our community partner Habitat for Humanity. Soon we discovered she was eligible to own a Habitat home. First we moved Jackie and her kids into a unit in our short-term housing so she could save the cost of the nightly motel bill while she fulfilled Habitat’s sweat equity requirement. This spring Jackie will be the proud owner of her own home. Her children will have their own beds, a safe place to play outside and the stability of a home. It’s a dream that wasn’t possible just a few months ago.

Michael Hooker