Before I called Courage to Call I was in an unhealthy family situation that left me outraged and feeling like giving up. I was out of places to go and pregnant with a baby. I had my teenage daughter with me and was fighting for my other daughter to come home… except I didn’t have a home. We were grateful for the few people giving us a place to stay for a few days here and there, but we were all over the place and really just needed a place to ourselves. After the last place we stayed turned into a bad situation we were continuously prepared for the worst…living on the streets. Through the disappointment and tears, I managed to find Courage to Call and this time was things were different.
I got on the phone and the person on the other line sensed my desperation. I begged her not to give me the same list of resources with long waiting lists or wouldn’t take pregnant women or families. I needed her to give me something different. She assigned me a Navigator which saved me so much time. Within the week we had a spot at a short term transitional housing program. Within a month we ended up at the Welcome Home Family Program. Our family is back together with a healthy baby boy and we are truly grateful. Since calling Courage to Call I have been able to finally take advantage of many of our veteran benefits with support every step of the way.
Thank you Courage to Call!