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Review for Palante Harlem Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It’s Thanksgiving … and well past time for me to thank Elsia and everyone else at P.A.’L.A.N.T.E.

Without Elsia’s super-quick and professional help last summer, I would have lost my apartment.

My part-time jobs had mostly dried up, though not completely and not permanently. HRA had just closed my case because I was making too much to receive public assistance but too little to make rent or receive a one-shot deal. I had already tried everything I knew to do and, in a last-ditch effort, walked straight from the HRA office to P.A.’L.A.N.T.E. I couldn’t afford bus fare. And I’d been served with a Marshal’s Notice.

Elsia had never met me before. But she immediately recognized the direness of my situation. She also recognized that I was capable of stabilizing my finances, given a little help and a little time. She made a call and sent off an email detailing job training I was already scheduled to attend the next week. HRA came through with a one-shot deal. A HomeBase worker called it a miracle. I call Elsia a Miracle Worker.

Since then, I’ve landed a full-time job and am on my way to a better future.

¡Para Adelante! Forward!

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