Dionna was 19, had dropped out of high school, had a three-year old son, and another child on the way. She had just been fired from her job as a telemarketer and knew if she couldn't pay her share, her cousin would kick her out of the house.
After another fight about money, Dionna knew she needed another place to live. By the end of the month, Dionna was able to move into ACCESS. With the help of the child advocate and case manager, Dionna was able to enroll her son in daycare and sign up for GED classes. Dionna was accepted into a transitional housing program a week after she got a great job at McDonald's. A year later, Dionna has a permanent housing voucher, she has earned her GED and is in training to become a manager at her job.
Dionna has a safe, stable place to live and is building a future for her family.
Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.