After leaving an abusive relationship with her 2 children, Catherine struggled and remained homeless for 4 years. Living with family and in transitional homes, Catherine managed to maintain a job at McDonald’s and worked her way up the ranks. Then, Catherine got good news, she finally qualified for the subsidized housing she so desperately needed! However, there was a catch. The home was in Asheville, NC, two hours from her family and the city she knows. While moving and learning a new city is tough, Catherine was excited about her children having a place to call their own saying, “it is exhausting for me and the kids to always have to live by someone else’s rules and not have a home – they deserve this.”
FFC volunteers spent weeks working with Catherine to plan and organize her move, helping to pay the deposit so she still had some savings when she moved in, and collected the essential home goods she needed in order to provide a warm home for her children. We were thrilled to be able to send her off with a Uhaul full of items for their new start, all thanks to many of you who so generously donated money and home goods!
**1 year update – Catherine and kids are still doing well. Catherine moved into management at McDonald’s and she is saving up to purchase a vehicle.