A belligerent teenage girl can bring almost anyone to their knees, especially a single mom. The girl had caused so much destruction, extended family wanted no part of this hurricane that had left only debris in its path. Eventually, Mom lost her job, having to leave work one too many times to respond to urgent calls from either her daughter’s school or law enforcement.
Maybe the saddest part was the collateral damage it caused the girl’s 10-year-old brother. Not only had he witnessed his sister’s unbridled anger, but he was often the brunt of it. Sweet by nature, he started to act out.
HART recognized the desperate situation this family was in and moved them into the Meadow House, a transitional house for homeless families. A team then worked to help support Mom in untangling her struggling family. With their amazing mentor, Dana Dill and Mom’s perseverance, life is now good. This precious family is stable and the 10 year old boy is once again optimistic and smiling. So is Mom!
Mom has worked tirelessly to start her own cleaning business. She even obtained a business license which she will proudly show you! And, her daughter finally realized that Mom wasn’t going to give up or let up on her and she settled down. The girl found relief at a special school that has helped her to stay away from her past bad influences, and she is now in consistent counseling and relieved to be done with that chapter of her life.
Be a part of this amazing movement to help the homeless in Elk Grove get back on their feet. The Big Day of Giving on May 2nd is just that opportunity. Please join us in making Elk Grove a better place for all of our residents.