"Mi Casa bridged a gap from a bad situation that could have turned into a situation much worse, to getting our lives back in order and a strong foundation in place."
A little background on how we got to be in such a predicament. We had been married for over 10 years and had 3 young children. My husband who had once been a successful and motivated business owner began showing signs of a very serious mental illness. He soon began having problems with every aspect of his life, including his work. We lost our home and family vehicle. Because he put in so much time for the business, we had agreed that I would take care of the home and children and anything that may come up for the business. When he began showing symptoms everything spiraled down very quickly and I could not leave him to care for our kids or home. Some may have their opinion on what we could have done differently, but I truly believe, you cannot judge others when not in their shoes.
We had someone tell us about Mi Casa and soon after moved into a unit of theirs. They were affordable, according to what your income is and we were very happy to see how clean and tidy both the inside and out were kept. It was very important to us, after losing our own home, to have a place to call home that was not embarrassing or stuck out as low income housing. Whenever we needed anything repaired or had a concern, they always addressed it promptly. Having this opportunity, Mi Casa made it possible for us to stabilize our situation and to reassess our life. We were able to get back on our feet and turn a bad situation into something good through much hard work and determination. Because of this, we are forever grateful to the volunteers that started this wonderful nonprofit organization and for those who continue to volunteer and support this much needed housing for our community.
I also would like to add for those reading this who may themselves be in a situation that seems hopeless. By using resources to provide some stability, time to reassess and come up with a plan, you can make positive changes for yourself. Bad things can happen to good people and for myself and my family it did. Through constant prayer and determination I have a job I love, a cozy home I own and my 3 kids have all completed school and degrees of various sorts and are all very successful themselves and most of all compassionate from their own life experiences. ~Love, A Previous Mi Casa Tenant