Tag: Housing Success Stories

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Success Story: Chanell

Like many parents, Chanell spends a lot of time in the car, with drop-offs and pick-ups going between school and daycare, work and home. Chanell’s

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J'Nae and her children smiling at camera
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Success Story: J’Nae

Video Transcript [J’Nae at home, preparing some broccoli] J’Nae: My name is J’Nae. I have two children and I’m trying to change the way that

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Irina and her children
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Success Story: Irina

Far away from friends and family, Irina spent seven years in an abusive marriage. “It was like living on a volcano,” she recalls, “never knowing

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Shalonda and her daughter
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Success Story: Shalonda

For 14 years, Shalonda endured domestic violence. Although she was afraid for her life, she didn’t think she was strong enough to leave. It was

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Tameisha and her children
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Success Story: Tameisha

Tameisha and her sons became homeless after fleeing an abusive relationship. While staying in a domestic violence shelter, the family learned they had been accepted

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Tavanja
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Success Story: Tavanja

Fearful for their safety, Tavanja bravely fled an abusive relationship to start a new life for herself and her three children. Although relieved to be

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Rozan
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Success Story: Rozan

“When I was in Lebanon, I didn’t have a dream,” Rozan says, reflecting on her childhood there. Only able to attend one year of school,

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Takeysha
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Success Story: Takeysha

Takeysha struggled in high school and never thought she could go further. When she became the sole provider for her two children and became homeless,

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LaTanya
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Success Story: LaTanya

After many ups and downs, including stays at various Twin Cities homeless shelters, LaTanya enrolled in YWCA St. Paul’s Transitional Housing Program. While eager to

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