A survivor who proudly proclaims her identity as a “person with a purpose,” Abigail arrived at Crisis Assistance Ministry in the coldest part of winter.
After escaping a dangerous relationship across the country, she fled to Charlotte to be near family. But her planned housing arrangements didn’t come through, and Abigail found herself living out of her car.
Struggling through multiple medical challenges, she kept putting one foot in front of the other until she was finally connected to agencies like Crisis Assistance Ministry who work together through the Housing First
Because of community support like yours, Abigail found the help she needed:
- assistance with rent and utility deposits,
- the opportunity to select donated furniture and appliances free-of-charge,
- and agency volunteers to load and transport her selections to her new home.
Now that she’s safely housed, Abigail is working closely with a Crisis Assistance Ministry caseworker over 90 days to map out a plan to rebuild financial security for herself.
Her next goal? To become a volunteer, to share her story, and to inspire others facing obstacles in their own lives.
Thanks to you, Abigail finally has a place to reclaim her purpose: not just to receive, but to give.
“I have nothing but love for everyone who helped me through,” she says. “Thank you.”