Home For The Holidays

We would like you to meet 65-year-old Jackie, who first came to Justa Center last December. She became homeless after losing her job and her apartment, and then suffering a stroke. While her daughter lives in the area, she has a child with Down's syndrome and lives in a very small apartment, which meant that moving in with her was not possible. Jackie had no place to go except the homeless shelter, which placed her on a waiting list for affordable housing.
After coming to Justa and working with our housing specialist, we are happy to report that we will be moving Jackie into an apartment this week-end. She is very excited to get into her own place, so that her grandson can come and stay with her. She talks eagerly about being able to make her homemade cranberry sauce for family and friends this Christmas. And best of all, she will be home for the holidays.