Anthony and his son, Turner, moved into an apartment at Open Doors in August. Turner is a bright, articulate student and Anthony works full-time through a temp agency.
Life for this family has been challenging. Anthony struggled to find stable employment while raising his son in an emergency shelter for more than a year. Eventually they “doubled up” to live with someone they met at the shelter but it didn’t work out, so they were homeless again.
grateful and relieved. “It’s awesome,” says Turner about their one-bedroom apartment. His dad adds, “This is a real blessing. We don’t have to back to the street.”
Turner finally feels safe and secure after years of living with instability and anxiety. He has a quiet, private place to concentrate on school work. His dad feels a new sense of dignity and plans to beautify their new home with window box flowers in the spring.
Open Doors provides affordable homes and supportive community for adults and children with nowhere to live. This makes a tremendous difference in their lives. Anthony puts it this way: “You saved us. You put a roof over our heads.”
We are asking you to consider investing in a family like Anthony and Turner. A gift of $1,000 will provide a family with stable housing and personal support for a year. A gift of $400 will provide housing and support for almost five months. Your investment will make it possible for a local family to have a home and build a healthy, productive life.
What a tremendous gift that is.