Stories



Sandy


Sandy, a 34-year-old mother of three, entered our shelter in August for her third time in seven years.When she entered the last time, she was again underemployed and not able to maintain housing. Sandy had a tendency to move from job to job trying to…

Linda


Before arriving at Carpenter’s Shelter, single mom Linda* spent two years going from place to place trying to find stable housing. Due to an unstable family situation and a history of bad relationships and domestic violence, Linda had trouble settl…

Jeff


When Jeff* arrived at Carpenter's Shelter, he was working to establish new roots in the community after being incarcerated. Almost immediately after moving into Carpenter's Shelter, Jeff gained full time employment at an auto-body shop. Determined to…