Sue, a single mother with a life-long disability came into our office after she lost the apartment that she had been renting. She had trouble making rent payments on her fixed disability income and fell behind. Sue was sure that she would be able to find another rental but her rental history was proving to be a problem with any landlord that she spoke to. Her disability makes it hard for her to communicate and that only made her situation worse.
The Salvation Army was her last hope. We were able to provide emergency shelter in the form of a hotel voucher for one week and food from our pantry. During her stay, Salvation Army case managers advocated on Sue’s behalf with agencies for extended shelter and an area landlord willing to work her. The Salvation Army was able to help her with move-in costs. This mother was overjoyed at the assistance she received at The Salvation Army of Livingston County.
But, the story does not end there. As a result of the case manager’s advocacy, this mother was able to connect with a program at another agency that will allow her to remain stably housed for the foreseeable future. Thank you for helping Sue and her son get back on their feet.