THE LIGHT OF HOPE
“It was a very cold and blustery day in January on the day that our family lost our home. My husband had lost his job. The feeling of hopelessness with no way out had more than overwhelmed us. There are no words to describe being locked out of our home, belongings placed on the street for everyone to judge…the feeling of having to pick your children up from school, and telling them they had no place to go that night.”
But thanks to United Way’s Family Stability program, there was immediate help and a place to stay that first night, plus long-term assistance to get the family back on their feet.
“It put the light of hope back into us…within less than a month, we were placed into a new home. The sadness in our children dissipated. We were shown light when there was only darkness. We received kindness when we felt only loneliness. We are forever grateful. The program has dramatically changed our lives and we hope for great things in our future.”