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Keeping the Family Together

I am a single mom of four kids, three boys and one girl.  I was going through a rough time in my life where I lost my job and because of that lost my home.  I moved in with someone who was basically taking the rent money I was giving them and not paying the rent with it…  So, my mother began helping me by caring for my children while I tried to get us a place to live. A friend of mine had been helped by Eckerd Connects’ housing program and took me there to get the application forms for assistance.  I completed my paperwork with Eckerd Connects and called Eckerd Connects on the same day to complete the process as soon as possible…  When I called Eckerd Connects, I got to speak with Karen who became my housing case manager.  I had already found an apartment I wanted to move into, and Karen was awesome in helping me!  Due to the fact that I was homeless, and she was about to go on vacation, Karen turned my paperwork in right away because she wanted to make sure everything got approved so that when she got back, I could move in right away.

I prayed, and prayed, and prayed and was blessed to be approved to get the help that I needed!

Eckerd Connects is the best program out there for single parents and people who are homeless.  I also enjoy Miss Claudia from Eckerd Connects coming out every week, talking with me, helping with everything I need to follow up and check on me.    I am so glad and blessed that I was able to do this because without them it would have been hard to get my apartment.  They helped me get on my feet and my family I am blessed for that!  It feels so good to have my own place again and being able to be back with my kids.  That was the worst experience I have ever had to go through, and I promised myself I would never do that again.  I want to give a special thank you to the Eckerd Connects Brevard Family Support Services program, you guys are the best and my family and I appreciate everything you have done for us. We are happy with our new home and that is all due to Eckerd Connects.  You guys are awesome!