It was more than a place to sleep. The kids loved it because there were activities for them, and they got to see other kids go through this, too. The people there want to help you, but you have to show you want to make things better, that you’re willing to move your feet first. I got guidance about housing, jobs, schools. My kids are my biggest motivation, and I am very thankful we could stay together at the shelter. That place changed our lives.
Lynda J., former Family Shelter resident


Lynda was unable to continue in her job after a workplace accident that cost her half of her foot and a two-month hospital stay. She and her family temporarily lived with her mother until she heard of Homeless No More’s emergency shelter that keeps families together. Staff helped Lynda with disability benefits, arranged visits to rehab where she learned to walk again, and rapidly re-housed her family in temporary housing until her disability benefits enabled her to rent a small home.