We received an application for Transitional Housing from a mother who came to Skamania County with her son. They were escaping from a domestic violence situation and they had been staying at a domestic violence shelter. They were both looking for an opportunity to truly start over. The Transitional Housing program was exactly the fresh start that they needed.
The mother was very determined to create a better life for herself and her son. Her goal was to find work and make sure her son finished school and graduated. Shortly after they entered the Transitional Housing Program, the mother became employed and her son enrolled in the local school.
A little over a year later, the mother found permanent housing for herself and her son. She was very excited because the new home was within walking distance of her job. Her son was on track to graduate and go to college.
We’ve recently heard from her and she is still working for the same employer. She is hoping to become a property manager and be able to live on the job site. Her son has graduated and is going to college.
With the help of our programs and her own strength and determination, this woman was able to turn her and her son’s lives around.