Cheryl had never had a real home, it seemed. Now Cheryl was 51, unable to make her rent payment due to medical bills and facing eviction. Cheryl saw the ACCESS sign while riding the bus to her court hearing. She called the homeless hotline and was able to be placed into an opening for single women at ACCESS later that week.
Cheryl embraced the programming opportunities. She thrived under the direction of her case manager. With the help of the client services team, Cheryl managed to apply for Medicare, food assistance and permanent housing. Cheryl had to stay a few extra days, but it was worth it. Cheryl got her own apartment at a permanent supportive housing community for seniors. Within 40 days of being at ACCESS, Cheryl had found the security she had been searching for her entire life.
Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.