Moving Day

July 1st couldn’t come fast enough for Mark and Kim. Moving day was when they would no longer live under the label ‘homeless’. It had been 18 months since medical challenges and lost wages caused the married couple to lose their home and sense of security.  “When we came to Water Street I was embarrassed,” explained Mark. “I felt hopeless.”

“Our lives felt like scrambled eggs. Everything was out of control,” describes Kim.

In their time of need, our staff and volunteers provided the structure and services needed to allow God to restore their lives and their faith. The couple was connected to our partner Tabor Community Services and walked through the steps of the Rapid Re-Housing Program.

 “God has a plan. We don’t always know what it is. Sometimes I wonder if we were not brought to Water Street for a reason.” Settled in their new home, Mark and Kim hope to one day pay it forward to others who travel the same path.

“Our goal is to make the housing process client-driven,” explains Ann Linkey Tabor Community Services Division Manager. “We encourage clients to play an active role and understand basics like budgeting and paying bills.”

Mark reflects, “God has a plan. We don’t always know what it is. Sometimes I wonder if we were not brought to Water Street for a reason.” Settled in their new home, Mark and Kim hope to one day pay it forward to others who travel the same path.