My son and I were chronically homeless for about 3 years due to drug addiction, an abusive relationship with his father, and poor money skills. We left the women’s shelter and joined Family Promise in February 2016. It was a wonderful opportunity to rebuild and focus on reconnecting with my son. In 90 days I was employed, back in school, sober and had a good jump start on being financially stable for the first time as an adult! The expectations are high and 90 days goes by very fast if you aren’t motivated, but there are so many people cheering you on and giving support in so many ways. It is easy to stay encouraged and keep your family’s goals in mind.
In 3 months we went from having nothing to having a start at a life and the confidence and skills to maintain it. I believe that because of Family Promise and the volunteers, my son and I will never see a shelter again. And that it’s due to the amount of support, funds and encouragement of Family Promise and the churches involved.