Thursday, January 14, 2010

Moving Day

Moments like these are what we live for at Baptist Friendship House! One of our families transitioned in her own housing this week. What a celebration!

It is very difficult for single mothers to save up enough money to find their own housing. Often people ask us how long it takes a family to transition to their own housing, but every situation is different. Each family comes in with a different story. What is so great about our transitional housing program is that we individualize their case plans and help them to create goals that works best for their situation. Very rarely is this an easy process. There are many obstacles they must get through in order to reach self-sufficiency. Therefore, "success" is different for every individual.

Our recent family that transitioned to their own housing had their own issues and barriers to overcome. However, with the help of Christ, and the staff at BFH, she has been able to secure housing and move into her very first home. Please continue to pray for her as she continues to learn valuable life skills and provide for her family.

If you want to know more about her story, the Times-Picayune featured her story and Baptist Friendship House here.