30 Oct Meet Aisha.
“When my boyfriend became abusive, my son and I had to leave our home. The county referred us to Inter-Faith. I was scared. I had no job, no income. What I did have was plenty of stress. But when I showed up to my first meeting with the case manager, she didn’t judge me.
Inter-Faith gave me a comfortable and safe place to stay, help with food, laundry, and carfare, and support from my case manager, office staff, and volunteers. It was like I had no worries at all – and I could focus on doing what was in my control.
For the first time, I could manage my mental health. I found a job and an apartment. I even connected to resources for help with parenting. And my case manager made sure that I had a village of supporters that I could call on, once I was out of shelter.
Now, my son and I are in the best place of our lives that we’ve ever been. The aftercare support we receive from Inter-Faith motivates me to stay on track. I’ve learned to hold myself accountable for my own actions and to do better every chance I get.
Saying thank you just isn’t enough — but thankful is what I truly am.”
As a supporter of Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, you probably know that families are homeless right here in our backyard — despite all the resources available in Montgomery County. You also know that Inter-Faith has been here for the past 30 years, partnering with local religious congregations to help set these families on the path to self-sufficiency.
Now we’re turning to you to help us, as we face the prospect of losing federal funding, which makes up about 10% of our budget. If 333 of our donors committed to a $10 monthly donation, we could make up this shortfall…and we hope to reach this goal by November.
Your donation of $10 a month for one year — only 33 cents a day — provides an entire month of emergency shelter for a family like Linda’s…not just a safe place to sleep, but also the support they need to make sure they are never homeless again. Can you help?