Erica Baker* was desperate. Deeming her house unsafe, the City of Chattanooga condemned it, leaving her homeless. Kind relatives allowed Erica to stay on their couches, but it was never a permanent solution. So Erica reached out to us.
Through the Rapid Rehousing Program, Family Promise was able to swiftly house Erica in a two-bedroom duplex, with six months rent paid off! A private citizen donated essential furnishings, and we provided the household items. To ensure her continued success, case manager Kathleen Wright will continuously work with Erica for the next 24 months.
The pieces fell quickly and perfectly together so that Erica was able to quarantine at home safely this March! How different would her story have been if Family Promise and the community had not been there for her? How many families are still without a secure shelter during these unprecedented times?
But you can help. Help others shelter in place with a shelter of their own. https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/familypromisechattanooga
*Name has been changed to protect the family's privacy.