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Six-year-old Devin held firmly to his father’s hand as they left their hotel room with clothes and blankets. He had never slept in a car before and was frightened. “Where are we going?”, Devin asked. Tim, Devin’s father, didn’t have an answer, but he was determined to keep his son safe and healthy. After losing his job because of the pandemic, Tim had no income to continue paying for the hotel they lived in. The little income he received from Door Dashing was not enough to afford an apartment, and most of the money was used for gas and ice to keep his son’s medications cold. Devin had complex medical issues that required daily medication, which had to stay refrigerated. Tim made their Door Dash adventures fun for his son, but he knew this was unsustainable and not healthy for Devin.

After multiple failed attempts to find safe housing, Devin was barely getting by when he found hope through Dawning Family Services. Our team of case managers immediately stepped into action and moved him and his son into emergency bridge housing. While there, our team assessed their situation, located permanent housing, and connected Tim with other resources to ensure safety and sustainability, and childcare to meet his son’s medical needs.

Without continued investments from our community, none of this would have been possible. Because of your support Devin is doing very well and has made several new friends in school.

Will you consider making a monthly gift to support our mission. You can be a hero for families like Tim and Devin. Visit online now to make a donation.

Written by Tori Calandro

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