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Mom with Two Kids

“I’m committed to success and stability for my family.”

Thonda brought her family to Colorado with hopes of a fresh start, but the universe had different plans. Her job offer and living situation fell through and the family became homeless. They relied on help from Catholic Charities and Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Network as Thonda struggled to gain stability. She found work at a temp agency, kept the children in school, and did her best to break through the barriers of poverty.

Catholic Charities Family Connections first helped with emergency services, then set her up with a Life Coach who helped her establish both short and long-term goals for housing, stability, employment, and success.

Thonda found a job she enjoys and provides a stable income for her family. The family also moved into a home that was perfect for them. Catholic Charities helped with the initial deposits and furniture, and Thonda made the house a home for her children.

Thonda said, “I came here with a plan that didn’t include me and my kids going to a shelter. Catholic Charities offered me a hand up and that made all of the difference.” Although Thonda has completed formal case management, she still stops by Family Connections to check in to ensure she stays on track because she says, “It was a complete turnaround for me. I am committed to success and stability for my family.”

At Catholic Charities, we respect everyone who comes to us for help. Many are working toward a fresh start in life. So while their stories are true, client names and images may have changed to protect their privacy.

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