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Megan*

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Megan* is a thirty-four years old, single mom who lives with her two children in, Rex Georgia. Megan* contacted H.O.P.E. Inc. for rent assistance to avoid eviction as she sought to pursue her college studies.

Background

Megan* needed H.O.P.E, Inc.’s help after a ten year relationship failed.

Client Situation

Megan* contacted H.O.P.E. Inc. when her bills got behind, and she was faced with an eviction notice. Maintaining all of her bills soon became a constant struggle, and the added stress of being a full-time student hadn’t helped. With only one more year to go in school, she had a hard time focusing and soon grew behind in her course work due to all the stress. She began to think that her goal of graduating was not in her near future. With older kids involved in school activities, her expenses grew. Getting a part-time job, in addition to attending school and raising a family, seemed complexed time wise.

Action

H.O.P.E. Inc. provided Megan* with rent assistance to help her avoid eviction and maintain college enrollment. As a result, Megan* was able to maintain housing for her children and even start an emergency fund. After a promotion on the job, she was able to graduate from the H.O.P.E, Inc. program due to lack of financial need. She is stable and looking forward to graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management in spring 2016. As a member of H.O.P.E, Inc.’s Pay It Forward Graduate Program, she plans to give back to this wonderful program.

Testimonial

“I have been blessed to meet the angels of Hope Inc. Hope Inc. has blessed me with the opportunity to get ahead and to be able to adequately provide for my children and relieve some of the stress I carry. This blessing will allow the focus to transfer to my graduation rather than where am I going to get the extra money I need this month to make ends meet. I was overwhelmed with gratitude that (at the time) complete strangers would offer to assist me, and only ask that I graduate in return. Hope Inc. has restored me Faith in humanity. This organization is proof that GOD is real and kindness still exists in this life. When I walk across the stage at my graduation, it will be greatly due to the kindness, generosity and support of this organization.”