Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana’s Story: Motel to Home

Diana, her boyfriend Isaac, and their 2 children moved into a Norcross area apartment from out of state. They both obtained employment with temporary agencies that promised a bridge to full-time work. Unfortunately, when the temporary period was over they were not offered permanent employment and so would have a week or two without income…

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Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

Brandy’s Story: Motel to Home

It’s a sad fact that housing instability often leads to job loss no matter what the cause of it. Brandy had a bright future ahead of her working as a home health aide since 2009 in Florida. In 2019, she left Florida on a job transfer with a national healthcare company. Being new to the…

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My Story, by Kendra

My Story, by Kendra

Telling your tough life story is never easy. No one wants the world to see them at their lowest. But once you have been inspired by someone else’s great story, you realize your story may help inspire others too. At 42 years old, I was college-educated, employed at $22 per hour, and homeless. I would…

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Calvin’s Dream

Calvin’s Dream

Calvin’s dream was to own his own home and live in it with his teenage son. That dream seemed to be slipping away when he lost his job and then had some legal problems. He moved into a Norcross motel because it was “simpler” with everything else he had going on. For a year and…

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A New Beginning for Josephine

A New Beginning for Josephine

Like many couples, Josephine and her boyfriend fought about their finances. She had always worked and paid her bills on time, and he did not share these same values. When the fighting escalated to a violent altercation, Josephine was determined that it would never happen again. She accepted a quick job transfer and moved across…

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Latoya’s Silver Lining

Latoya’s Silver Lining

When Latoya first entered the Motel to Home (M2H) program she was living in a motel with two of her four daughters. She earned $11/hour and was barely earning enough to pay her motel bill, let alone anything else. She desperately wanted a stable home where her girls could thrive. With the help of her two…

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“A brighter future ahead”

“A brighter future ahead”

Chantel has always been a giving, caring person. Three years ago, she took in a newborn child who was born to an addictive mother and on his way to foster care. She also cares for her sister, Mary, who is a double amputee. While juggling being a new “mom” and caretaker, Chantel also held a…

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A Home for Theresa

A Home for Theresa

Theresa was living in an apartment with her three children when she began to feel ill. Her doctor found a life-threatening heart condition that needed immediate intervention which caused Theresa to take off a lot of time from work for her procedure and recovery. Before she was able to return to work she was let go from…

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From Extended Stay to a Home

From Extended Stay to a Home

The Hernandez family experienced financial problems six years ago when the husband, George, lost his job. As a result, he and his family were evicted from their apartment in Duluth. George, his wife Garcia, and two teenage children moved into a single motel room at Norcross Extended Stay and lived there for over 6 years. …

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Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Motel to Home: Quinn’s Story

Quinn moved to Atlanta from Macon after a job loss in search of more opportunity for herself and her three children. With the children’s father abandoning them and not providing any support, the single mother was able to find work, but low wages and limited job opportunities prevented her from securing stable housing. For several…

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From Motel to Home

From Motel to Home

Valerie is a single mother of two high school aged children and has been divorced for 8 years. She had been working a steady job and living securely in an apartment with her children until June 2018 when she was critically injured in a tragic car accident that changed her life. Her employer did not…

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