A Story of Support: Homeless in Bell County
Everyone needs a little extra support at times. There are members of each community who fall short enough times that their entire existence changes. This was the case with a Bell County, Kentucky, family with three students enrolled in the county’s school district.
The mother and father were admittedly not skilled in budgeting and financing. That, combined with meager incomes and three children, resulted in a dire situation for the family. After living a nomadic life for several years, they found themselves homeless.
Several months went by before a Bell County social worker was able to intervene and change their lives for the better – hopefully forever.
The social worker was able to secure subsidized housing within one day. The community came together to raise enough money to cover housing deposits and initial move-in expenses. Within a matter of days, the family went from nowhere to go to a comfortable home they could enjoy together.
After six months, both parents had stable, full-time jobs. The social worker regularly met with them to discuss household budgeting to ensure their continued success.
Each child’s school attendance and grades have vastly improved and they enjoy a more active school social life.
A bit of support can change the most desperate of circumstances into healthfulness and happiness.