Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Suzanne*, her two children, and a pet frog had been living in a trailer in a friend’s driveway for months. With the school year approaching, MCCAC helped this family move into a new apartment in time for school. Read and share her story.
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Sam,* a disabled veteran, and his partner, Maya,* are caring for their four children – the youngest only seven months old. Facing disability, unemployment, and a medical emergency, Maya turned to MCCAC for help securing housing. Read and share her story.
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council Jessica*, a veteran with severe PTSD, struggled to afford safe housing while waiting for the VA to approve her disability claim. MCCAC used EHA funds and connected her with a caseworker who helped her develop a short-term plan to keep her housed until her benefits came through. Read and share her story.
Mid-Columbia Community Action Council After successfully restarting her life after an abusive marriage, Ellen’s declining health led to the loss of her job, then the loss of her home. A hand up from MCCAC helped her reestablish a safe, affordable home. Read and share her story.
Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) As a young, unexpectedly single mother, Katie needed more than her current job provided in order to cover the costs of childcare and afford appropriate housing. Salem IHN connected her to the tools and partners she needed to secure a home and safe care for her toddler. Read and share her story.
Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP) From living in a tent, to receiving a housing voucher, to comprehensive case management, to a stable home and employment – this young couple was able to address their complex array of needs because HOAP helped them navigate an equally complex system. Read and share their story.
With little more than the clothes on their backs, Deanna and her son escaped domestic violence but found it much more difficult than expected to find a job and a new home. Even with 20+ years of administrative experience, Maria and her son needed help from her local Community Action Agency to recover and flourish. Read and share her story.
Domestic violence forced a mother and two sons from their home. Despite having family willing to help, Lisa needed additional supports to rebuild her life and care for her boys. Read and share her story.
A housing scam left Charles and his wife living in their car for more than a year. They now have a comfortable home.
These two teenage moms struggled, until case management and housing support helping them into safe stable homes of their own.
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