Elsa's Story: Prevention at work

Elsa and her three children had to flee their home due to domestic violence. After a stay in shelter and many months of hard work, Elsa and her family were moved into a new, safe stable home, free of their abuser. Just as she was beginning to rebuild her family’s life, Elsa was laid off from her full-time job. As the sole provider for her children, Elsa found it hard to keep up with her family’s expenses and began to fall behind on her rent, and the family was facing eviction until a case manager at one of our partner agencies connected her with the Family-to-Family Project. 

The Family-to-Family Project provided Elsa with a one-time grant to pay her back rent, helping the family remain in their home.  The support she received in conjunction with the grant enabled Elsa to search for a new job and work on her budget, all while providing her children with the continuity and support they need to thrive. 

Elsa’s focuses on to keeping her children safely housed: “I'm just a single mom trying my very best who needed a little help to maintain a roof over my family’s head. This assistance means the world to me. It took me 10 years to escape my abuser, and I have finally found a home where my children and I can feel safe and happy.”  

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