Home is a sense of security. Home is your shelter or peace. And I feel like if you don’t have home or a place to call home you are pretty much lost.Kim
Over a year ago, Kim had a great job and benefits when a medical emergency and complications turned her world upside down. Facing eviction, she came to Crisis Assistance Ministry for help. Donations from people like you not only kept her stably housed but also helped her rebuild her life with her two children.
We recently caught up with Kim over Zoom to find out how she and her family are doing.
“So I recently started working for an employer March 30. I am doing something that I have been trying to do for the past 5 or 6 years, which is seeking a legitimate work from home position, and I landed that with my new employer. Being able to find a legitimate position where I am able to work from home, it gives me more opportunity, number one, to spend time with my kids. I can be more hands on with their school work and it eliminates a lot of stress. Not having to worry about having to get three different people to three different locations on time, and [instead] focus on what I need to do to be productive during the day.”
Your financial gifts allowed Kim to receive coaching and counseling that prepared her to plan for her family’s future and her new position.
“Like it, love it! About three months later I received a raise that included a bonus. Sixty days after that I received a phone call from my manager that I became highly recommended for a supervisor position. Not by just herself but by two other managers and I was strongly urged to apply for that position. I did the interview and not even 48 hours [later] I received the offer. I began that position this past week on the 19th (October 2020). Super excited!”
This holiday season you can rewrite the future for neighbors like Kim. It all starts with the safety and peace of a place to call home.