BEING ON THE STREETS IS NO PLACE TO BE
Hurt on the job, Denise applied for disability. While waiting to receive her benefits, she had no choice but to deplete her savings. Soon after, Denise and her husband found themselves homeless and living on the streets. “Being on the streets is no place to be, especially for a woman,” she said. Seven hard months later, she began to receive her disability payments, but it was not enough to afford a place. They needed help and a safe place to stay, and Fourth & Hope was there with an open door.
Continuing to save money and working through their case plan, Denise tragically lost her daughter in a car accident, and soon after, she endured another loss when her husband passed away.
Fourth & Hope was my savior, it really was. The staff helped me through my loss. This is the first time in my life that I’ve been alone. The staff here are like a family to me,” said Denise.
Recently she received the news of being accepted to move into our new housing community at East Beamer Way. Quietly in a somber tone, she said with a smile, “I’m excited. I’m ecstatic. I really can’t believe it. A lot of people went to bat for me. They’ll never know how much I appreciate it.” Holding back her tears, “I’m really looking forward to it.”