Mary is a single mom to three girls, 8-year-old Erin, 4-year-old Cassandra, and 2-year-old Jasmine. She works part-time as a mortgage brokerage assistant. She left the children’s father due to domestic violence and, in the same year, her mother and grandmother passed away. She lost all support systems in a very short period of time, so she went Ariel Outreach to see if they could help her with housing. They were able to provide a place for the family to stay while Mary saves money. She was able to bring some items from their old home but was in need of beds and many home essentials.
Volunteers from our Oakland chapter met at the apartment and set out to make the space into a home for the young family.
When Mary and the girls arrived, we couldn’t wait to show them their new rooms. We knew the girls were going to love having their own space.
“I get my own bed!” said 4-year-old Cassandra.
“Thank you all so much. This is an event that we will remember for the rest of our lives,” said Mary.