Putting the Pieces Back Together
LIFE COMES APART
Homelessness has hit Maureen and her family hard, with their lives coming apart, piece by piece.
They have faced serious medical problems, and have lost their jobs and then their housing. Now Maureen and her daughter Delia are at the Women’s Inn, and husband Albert is at the Men’s Inn.
Even when they had three paychecks, they could just about make ends meet each month.
Then Albert had a stroke, so Maureen left her job to care for him. Delia was laid off from her job. Both Albert and Maureen had surgery.
“Even before, I always said we were one paycheck away from being homeless,” Maureen says.
PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER
While Maureen helps care for Albert during the day as he recovers, Delia seeks assistance at IMPACT, Pine Street’s employment services program, looking for work as a secretary or data entry clerk.
Shortly after they arrived at Pine Street, staff helped Delia fill out applications for housing. She recently received notice that they should be getting an apartment within the next few months.
They are finally feeling more hopeful.
“The staff at Pine Street works with you to get you through the process,” says Maureen.
Adds Delia, “They have come together to support us, helping us put our lives back together.”
Read Pine Street Inn's 2013 Annual Report: Putting the Pieces Back Together