Kristen is a single mother of twin boys. Before coming to ACCESS her life was chaotic. After a serious car accident, she lost her job and was evicted from her apartment. She was staying with family temporarily but things were going downhill quickly. She knew she needed to do something, but she was terrified to enter a shelter. How could this happen to her? How would she explain this to her boys? She was scared until she arrived. She says, “The people were nice. It was a humbling experience.”
Coming into ACCESS was a good thing for Kristen. Although following the guidelines was difficult at first, she learned a lot. She has been able to maintain organization and structure in her life outside of ACCESS, which she recognizes is very good for her and her children. Kristen found housing and starts her new job next week. She is excited to get back to work. She appreciates the support ACCESS offered her when she needed it most.
Big or small, every donation to ACCESS and the homeless women and children it serves will be greatly appreciated.