Stories of Hope

‘Linda’ had been living in poverty but was determined to succeed. She had a BA in Advertising and worked in the field for a while, yet knew she wanted more. She knew there were trades with long-…

‘Mary’ had been evicted and was denied for several market rate apartments when she entered into Associated Ministries Renters Readiness monthly course. She quickly learned the importance of honest…

Before coming to The REACH Center, ‘Rigo’ had been living in Washington for two years but had been unable to improve his education because all he was overwhelmed from working to pay his rent and…

A very pregnant woman named ‘Martha’ came into the Rescue Mission’s Family Shelter seeking help. During her intake, Martha revealed she had just left her husband who had problems with drugs and…

I am 27 years old and I have two young daughters. Recently I got a 3-day pay or vacate notice and I was not able to pay the full amount of rent. I was a day away from becoming homeless. I called…

I’m a single mother of three boys and have been a Medical Assistant for 15 years. When my father needed extra care, I stepped in to help though surgeries, hospitalizations and long-term care. It’s…

When I lost my job, I thought I’d be able to get another job soon, but instead I had to take on a series of odd jobs to make ends meet. Just when the money ran out and I couldn't pay my rent or…

South Sound 2-1-1 helped my family and me, restart our lives by assisting us with furniture and household goods for our new apartment after we were homelessness. We lived at a local shelter and…