Client Need: Nicole (as shown on the left)
Nicole, a forty-year-old single mother of three in Austell, Georgia contacted H.O.P.E. Inc. for rent assistance when she found herself facing foreclosure alone, with her family in another state, and half way through with her Dental Hygiene Program at Fortis College.
Nicole is a single mother of three children.
Nicole contacted H.O.P.E, Inc. at the suggestion of her school program director. She was afraid that she would have to drop out of school due to extreme financial circumstances she encountered when her fiancé walked out on her and her three children. Being a full-time student, it was almost impossible to find a job that would work around her programs clinical schedule. The decreased hours left her with very limited income, and her mortgage unpaid for months. It all began to take a toll on her.
H.O.P.E. Inc. agreed to assist Nicole with $300 a month in rent assistance and $148 in childcare assistance. With H.O.P.E, Inc’s help, Nicole’s mortgage company agreed to take her home out of foreclosure and her home was saved immediately. She was able to get her autistic daughter into a quality childcare facility that would be able to meet her development needs. This assistance helped her stay in school and she was well supported by the supportive services and trainings offered.
“I had no idea that the email that I sent to Kenita would be the email that would help change my life, save my home, assist with my children's expenses; as well as, give them one of the best Christmas they've ever had in their life.” (N. Martin, 2019 Graduate)