November 6, 2015
Fellow WIHN Supporters,
I have something very exciting to tell you this year! WIHN’s vision of ending homelessness in the Wake community continues to occur, one family at a time. Did you see the news release about Flora, one of WIHN’s former guests? Here is her story…
Flora found herself evicted and homeless soon after her husband left the household. With four children and no employment, Flora wasn’t sure where to turn. Her church referred her to WIHN. Flora, her three sons and daughter entered WIHN’s Emergency Shelter program in August 2011, where she was assisted with gaining childcare and employment. Their stay in emergency shelter was seven weeks. In October 2011, the family entered WIHN’s Transitional Housing Program. Flora continued to work, save money, learn budgeting skills and help her children adjust to the new family composition. Their stay in transitional housing was 11 months.
In September 2012, Flora and her children were the first WIHN family to enter the New Lease on Life program. Through the New Lease on Life program, families gain access to suitable apartments at a significant reduction. This affordable rate is made possible by private donations and collaboration with the Triangle Apartment Association. WIHN referred Flora to the Habitat homebuyer program, and Flora closed on her new home on May 29, 2015!
This success story is possible because of people like you! Your generous donations allow WIHN to assist people like Flora and really make change happen in the Wake community.
Thank you in advance for your contribution toward ending homelessness. If you get your donation in before February 1, The Stewards Fund will match gifts from those who have not given in the past 18 months or who increase their giving!
Ann R. Sandve
President, Board of Trustees
(On a side note, WIHN will be going through a name change in 2016, to Family Promise of Wake County. This name better aligns with what we stand for, as well as taking on the name of our national organization).