A Health Crisis and a Near Eviction

Dec 2, 2016

by Patricia Lopez, Emergency Services Coordinator

Karen came to Good Shepherd Housing this month with a difficult story.

She had fallen ill in October with kidney stones and she was required to remain hospitalized for a week.  To make matters worse, once she returned home, she needed to stay on bed rest for an additional week.  As a result, she missed a total of two weeks of work without pay and could not pay her rent in full.

We partnered with Good Shepherd Catholic Church and contributed a total of $650.00 towards her rental arrears, and were able to prevent eviction.  She not only recovered from her illness and returned to work, but she was able to breathe a little more comfortably knowing she was able to stay in her housing, despite the setback.