Family Shelter program helps mom get back on the road to stability

We are so happy for Robyn and her son, who are part of our Family Shelter program and were recently housed! Robyn came to BEDS for help after struggling to find housing on her own, staying in emergency overnight shelter while working toward a place of her own. Family Case Manager Chris Hart worked with Robyn to help her gain housing and get back on the road to stability.

Robyn experienced homelessness after fleeing domestic violence and getting a divorce. She stayed with friends and bounced around from one place to another before she found BEDS. She and her son first stayed in emergency overnight shelter. Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they were temporarily housed in an area motel while Robyn worked toward housing. She and her son moved into their new apartment - furnished with the basic necessities such as furniture, dishes and pots and pans - right before Christmas.

"It was great to finally be able to cook and be able to not have to worry (about being in emergency shelter)," Robyn said. "It's beautiful. I have everything I need."

Robyn said BEDS staff were always helpful and worked to help her find the resources she needed to get back on the road to stability. She is grateful for the safety her peaceful apartment offers her family as well as the space to live in.

"It's so much better. I'm still kind of in disbelief," she said.

You can help BEDS help clients like Robyn by starting a crowdfunding page as part of our virtual Soup & Bread event. Work together with family and friends to raise $1,000 to provide one month of apartment-based shelter for one homeless family. Start your crowdfunding page here.