Hawthorn Hill's mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Audrey and her children entered The Home Connection from an emergency shelter in September of 2018. Her family began experiencing homelessness after falling behind on rent and facing eviction. During the following November, a couple of months after moving in, she had her baby and had to take several weeks off for maternity leave. Thankfully, Audrey had been able to save up money to cover her bills while taking the time off of work.
Audrey and her children have been in The Home Connection program for a little over a year now, and she has made significant steps towards self-sufficiency. She started a new full-time job that provides better pay and helps her afford her bills. She is also a very involved parent and wanted to provide more opportunities for her children. Audrey has been able to get her oldest daughter involved in more activities, especially soccer, which she loves.
Audrey’s biggest goal for her time in the program is to work towards homeownership. The Home Connection will allow her to save money, improve her credit score, and provide her the supportive services for her family to reach that goal.