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Small Dixie Cups
Adult Ibuprofen
Melatonin
Sheet Sets- Twin and Full
Cough Drops
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Larry’s journey from homeless to happiness is a powerful story.

 

 

Meet Michele, a graduate from The Samaritan Inn

In this video, Christina shares her journey through homelessness and the difference The Samaritan Inn has made in her family’s life.

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"Sometimes you don't have anybody, and you just need help anyway," says our resident Kay, only twenty-five years old. She surely didn't have anyone supporting her when she and her two sons (aged four and six) arrived at the door of The Samaritan Inn. Kay had been residing with a friend...until she discovered her "friend" was using her rent money for other, much less appropriate purposes than the rent. She had no choice but to leave.

Kay was experiencing difficulties as an unemployed mom of preschoolers even though she had a roof over her head. She was having no luck in finding a job. Never comfortable with the idea of receiving charity, she told us from the beginning that she wanted nothing to do with a hand-out---but instead, needed a hand-up.

Kay was determined to get her little family out of homelessness for good. She craved independence. She had entered the Inn with a plan to save money, get herself and her boys a car, and get in to a dwelling all on her own.

Like all our residents, upon entrance, Kay immediately began classes and conferences with our Career Development Coordinator. Within the first week, Kay was working part-time. In another month, her strong work ethic resulted in a promotion to full-time. Kay also accepted an additional part-time job to assist in meeting her savings goal (in order to enter Phase 3 of our program, a resident must have a minimum of $1200 in savings) and made it possible for her to acquire a car. Presently she's taking great strides in saving for a deposit on her own place for her family.

But Kay isn't stopping there. She is also studying to take her Certified Nursing Associate exam in the next few weeks. Kay has completed the Inn's Financial Education University course, opened up a bank account, and established a budget that eventually will be self-sustaining. She is actively planning to move into her own apartment in the next few months. Weekly she attends counseling and meets with her caseworker for emotional and social support.

Kay has been a model resident since coming to the Inn. She has consistently demonstrated the determination and effort it takes to be a single mother in this demanding modern world. Sometimes we struggle in life, but Kay has shown all of us that you can overcome anything with the right amount of grit and just a little help.
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Leigh MainsWow Kay! This is amazing to have/find/use your resources to build a life together! What a super example for your kiddos! You are doing great! May God bless you on your journey!8 hours ago   ·  2
Kerstin Arnold MarekWow!! You go Kay ... sounds like you are on the right track!! Good for you!!11 hours ago   ·  1
Dana Emrick NixonCongratulations, Kay! Keep moving forward, it is a great example for your children.11 hours ago   ·  1
Veronica Perez ThomisonWay to go Kay! Your boys are blessed to grow up with a strong mom who is showing them how to overcome adversity!10 hours ago   ·  1
Edible Arrangements #370 Fairview, TXKeep up the hard work & soon you will enjoy the fruits of your labor!!!11 hours ago   ·  1
Leslie Kay KolhoffBlessings to you, Kay. Moved out of SI eight years ago and I'm still going, you will also. Stay strong and brave my friend, you got this! πŸ’œπŸŒΌπŸŒΈ11 hours ago   ·  1
Zach HightowerGod Bless you Kay! I am praying for you.11 hours ago   ·  1
Angie Healy SwitzerCongratulations, Kay! Strong work. πŸ’ͺ🏻11 hours ago   ·  1
Barbara SimonsGreat job Kay. Way to go.11 hours ago   ·  1

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