July 10, 2023
Connections: A Success Story
Our Connections housing program helps families move out of doubled-up living situations. Your support helps the program provide security deposits, household items and other support to ensure stability. One participant, who was able to move with her family into an apartment of their own before the birth of her second child, shared her experience in the program with her Connections case manager, Nicole Verhagen.
What did it mean to bring your new baby home to your very own apartment after having to double up with another family for a period of time?
Having our own space has meant that our baby can grow up in a better environment where there is tranquility, peace and joy.
What are the most important ways WayForward has helped your family?
Everything they have done has been very important, because they have been with us unconditionally. They helped me a lot during all the stages of my pregnancy and until the birth
of my baby and I will forever be thankful for this opportunity. It has been a relief to have this unconditional help.
How do you feel about your family’s future now?
By connecting with WayForward one finds a horizon, an unconditional help. I feel very happy, with many expectations, eager to move forward and with the hope that in the future we will be in a position where we can help other families with that same compassion that we have received.
What are your dreams for yourselves and your kids going forward?
My dream is that my children will grow in a stable environment, so that they can focus on their studies and that they can grow as people with good values. It is my hope that they fill themselves with good knowledge and
compassion so that they can have a good future.