Meet Molly, a resilient single mom of three wonderful children. She works very hard to care for her eldest son, Mark, who turned 23 this year. Mark is autistic and has limited cognitive skills that make traditional employment quite difficult. Molly is so grateful for her family and wants to be able to provide the best life possible for them.
Their journey began when they lost their rental apartment due to financial instability, leaving them on the precipice of homelessness. Molly exhausted all options until the unimaginable happened - this loving family of four found themselves sleeping in their cramped family van. The harsh reality of becoming homeless took its toll on everyone, but Molly could not let it shatter her determination to stay together and find a way back to the safety of a home.
On top of it all, Molly is battling a serious kidney condition, and severe diabetes which requires regular dialysis treatments. While her health was deteriorating, her spirit remained unbroken. Taking the storm head on, she began her search searching online for shelters that could offer her family the glimmer of hope they desperately needed. Then that glimmer shined bright as she found Dawning Family Services.
Shortly after she found connections with Dawning Family Services, she secured better employment. Transitioning from part-time to full-time work, inching closer to her dream of providing a stable home for her children.
But the journey was far from over. With the help of compassionate individuals and organizations like Dawning Family Services, they received invaluable assistance. Their journey towards hope and stability gained momentum as they were provided with emergency bridge housing and a gas card for transportation. Our Rapid Rehousing program quickly helped Molly find an affordable home for her family.
And then, the moment they had longed for arrived. With the support of Dawning Family Services, Molly and her children finally moved into their own apartment. The walls that now surrounded them symbolized not just a place to live, but a sanctuary where dreams could flourish. They overcame adversity; and most importantly, they accomplished it together as a family.
Today, Molly’s family stands as a testament to the power of resilience and the impact of organizations like Dawning Family Services. They have a place to call home, and they are determined to make the most of this second chance in life.
Donations to Dawning Family Services make a profound difference in the lives of families like Molly's. Your generosity provides shelter, resources, and hope to those who need it most. Together, we can ensure that more families find their way out of homelessness and into the safety and security of a loving home.
Without donor support, other families like Molly’s may remain homeless. Will you help today? Your contribution can change lives and help more families like Molly's experience the joy of a new beginning.