Jayson's Story: Community services helped me bounce back

Jayson's Story

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“I think of that old saying a lot: When you hit the bottom, at least the only way you can go is up. My life has been like that lately. I was in an automobile accident and couldn’t work due to a back injury. Then, I fell behind on rent and got an eviction notice. If it hadn’t been for Housing Opportunities, I don’t know where we would be. They found us an apartment and provided a lot of other services – food from the pantry there, clothes and toys for Isabella, and help with transportation. They also provided some support and counseling to help me get on track. When you get handouts, you can feel bad about yourself, but they gave me hope. When you have hope, you can keep going.”

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