Kayla finds a home for the holidays

December 23, 2018 at 11:21 PM

A medical emergency, loss of employment, or separation from a spouse can unexpectedly lead to homelessness for individuals and families from all backgrounds. The word "waypoint" is defined as a resting spot on a journey, and our programs are here to help people regroup from crises and be inspired to move forward.

Nearly 300 women and families with children stayed at the Madge Phillips Center Shelter last fiscal year, and through the proactive resources and services provided, the majority of them found housing at the end of their stay.

This is one of their stories:

After being evicted from her home, Kayla came to the Madge Phillips Center Shelter with her two children with nearly nothing. During her stay, she met with a Waypoint Housing Specialist at least once a week to seek employment and permanent housing. After 30 days, she and her children were able to move from the shelter into their own housing.

Kayla continues working full-time and meets with her Housing Specialist to receive supportive services. She has sustained her own housing for the past several months, and her family is thriving.

The Madge Phillips Center Shelter and Waypoint's other crucial Housing Services depend on donations from people like you. This holiday season, please consider giving the gift of housing to a family like Kayla's with a donation of any amount. Thank you for helping invest in a brighter future for community members who need it most.

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