Yolanda and her sons were living in Montgomery County when a poor financial decision led to their home being repossessed by the bank. Soon after, Yolanda fell ill and experienced health problems that kept her from working full time. She relied on friends and coworkers for shelter while she worked when she could to support her family.
As stressful as this is for a mother, her oldest son Jose found himself anxious about their housing situation. When Yolanda could find work, he would skip school, and when he was in school, his teachers saw his grades slipping and his spirit diminishing. A call between Yolanda and a school counselor changed the course of their lives.
After being sent to the Crisis Center, Yolanda and her family finally found help through MCCH’s permanent supportive housing program. Today, Yolanda is happy, healthy enough to work again, and dreaming about the future. Her next goal? Graduate from MCCH’s program and buy her own home!
Listen to Yolanda and Jose share their story in the video below.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless (MCCH) is a non-profit with the mission to provide solutions in Montgomery County to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and nonrecurring. Learn more about MCCH.