January 18, 2011
Beyond Shelter's program and my case manager are and have been vital in securing me and my son a stable place to live. I am an emancipated foster youth and was emancipated at the age of 18 without the proper support or guidance to help me maintain permanent housing. In February 2007 I became pregnant with my son. I was working at the time but lost my job because of a very difficult pregnancy. In August, 2007, I was accepted into the St. Anne's transitional housing programs for unwed mothers. They referred me to Beyond Shelter. After completing St. Anne's program and moving to other shelter programs, my case manager at Beyond Shelter continued to help me. On December 31, 2010, I moved into permanent housing. I am forever grateful to the Beyond Shelter program for their supportive staff members and all the services that they have provided me with to this very day.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have been attempting to obtain my AA degree throughout my battle with homelessness and now I can finally continue on. I am halfway done with my 60 units to obtain my degree in Psychology and hope to one day do for someone what has been done for me.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I don't know. I know they could use more resources and definitely support for the case managers and others who help families.
Client Served & I was assisted by the program.