No Place Like Home

After losing her housing, Laquisha didn’t know where to turn for help.

Laquisha, a newly single mom, had three children and was pregnant with her fourth when her landlord raised her rent. No longer able to afford it, she moved out, put all of her belongings in storage, and “started bouncing from place to place,” as she describes it.

With no place to call home, Laquisha turned to The Salvation Army for help in finding housing. They found a place, but when it came time to sign the lease, Laquisha went into labor. She signed the lease later, but then upon leaving the hospital, she experienced severe pains — she was having a gallstone attack and needed surgery.

Finally, Laquisha and her kids settled into their new home. But The Salvation Army didn’t stop there. She took classes to help her with parenting, budgeting, and other life skills. And she learned about the importance of stability for her children.

“If you’re moving around a lot, your household is not stable,” she says. “Your kids don’t know what’s coming next, and that’s stressful.”

Laquisha is in a much better place now than she was before seeking help from The Salvation Army.


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