Hard Work Puts Clients Back on Track

Joshua had a good job and was living in a nice apartment with his wife Felicia, who was pregnant, and their 5-year-old son. Then he was laid off from his job. Then Felicia’s pregnancy developed complications which required her to take time off from her job. With no income to pay rent or bills, and help from friends and family running out, they were evicted from their apartment and their car was repossessed. They had no place to go. They made calls to several agencies and were accepted by Love, Inc. in Ephrata. From there they were referred to Tabor and began working with a Shelter to Independent Living case manager. Their case manager showed them how to budget their money, how to purchase th

Opening the Door to Home & Safety

Tina was stuck in an abusive marriage. She knew she did not want to bring children into the relationship. It took 16 years for her to be at a place where she could leave and she eventually found shelter at Clare House. They referred her to Tabor in October 2012 and she began working with Jackie, Tabor’s Shelter to Independent Living case manager, to find her own housing. On December 1, she moved into her own one bedroom apartment. “It’s a great feeling to open that door and know that it is home and that it is safe,” Tina exclaims. She is currently working on saving, paying her rent, establishing good credit and staying ahead of her expenses. Working part-time at two retail jobs, she was able

Hollie's Story

Hollie is a single veteran who received assistance from Tabor’s homelessness prevention services. Her problems began when her roommate moved out and left her with a lot of bills. Then she lost her job. She hung in there for a year, but finally turned to Tabor when there was no other place to go. She was familiar with Tabor from her former job. She was also developing medical issues that required hospitalization and eventually led to her receiving non-military disability from the VA. “Tabor helped until I could get the disability,” she says. “Tabor helped me to keep my apartment … they helped me survive. I worked all my life, then all of a sudden I was out of a job and behind on bills. My cas

Finding The Right Home

Hikmat is a TSS (Therapeutic Support Staff), providing counseling to children. Three years ago, she needed a place to live for herself and her two children. A friend told her about the different programs that Tabor offers. Working with our Shelter to Independent Living program, she found an apartment for her family. But she wanted more for her family and hoped to have her own home in a good school district. With that dream of owning her own home, she enrolled in Tabor’s Matched Savings Account program and began with Tabor’s First-Time Homebuyer counseling. “Saving the money for the house was not so hard,” says Hikmat. “The biggest challenge was finding the house I wanted. I didn’t need a big

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