Success Story: Chasing Opportunities

July 11, 2019 Healing Heroes

“Equality” had been at Odyssey House for 5 months. She escaped an abusive relationship with her 4 young children, and immediately started working to secure housing and get her children’s life back to normal. She was persistent, diligent, and wouldn’t take no for an answer when it came to moving forward and out of the shelter. While chasing opportunities, she attended support group sessions, used the resources available to her, and did it all with a warm and welcoming smile with everyone she crossed paths with. A few months ago, Equality found out that permanent housing was finally confirmed, and she was able to move in and get settled before the beginning of her children’s school year. This is a true testament to the fact that the process can appear to be very different between survivors but encouragement and assistance from our staff can ensure that the women are given the best chance of success, no longer how long it may take. Thank you to the real-life women behind “Equality “who share their stories!