A Client Story – Hopeless and Alone

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Imagine being a single mother of four. . . and then imagine being homeless.


That was the situation in which “Destiny” had found herself. While she felt like she was making good decisions at the time, some of those decisions ultimately cost her not only her home, but her dignity.

She came to Catholic Charities with no real hope of receiving help, but not knowing where else to turn.  Destiny was suffering from hopelessness.  She could barely take care of herself, let alone tend to her children. She felt scared and desperate about their future.

A Catholic Charities caseworker immediately offered comfort and kindness to Destiny, and then got to work addressing her most immediate need for food and shelter.

The caseworker was able to provide food, clothing, diapers, and other items Destiny and her children needed.  Catholic Charities then coordinated a stay with a local motel for the family until permanent housing could be secured.  With so much support, Destiny began to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Just a few small steps in the right direction and less than a month later, Destiny and her children were able to move into a new apartment.

Not long after that, we received news that Destiny applied for admission to a local university. Thanks to various grants and student loans, Destiny began classes this fall. Because she is able to take most of her classes online, she is also able to stay home and care for her children. She has made a new friend at her apartment complex who agreed to watch her children during those times where she needs to attend school in person.

For the first time in a long time, Destiny feels excited about her future. 

She is eager to begin working towards new goals.  Catholic Charities will continue to be a source of hope and support as Destiny embarks on a new chapter in her life.  Destiny has expressed how grateful she is to Catholic Charities for believing in her when no one else was there.


If you would like to help someone like Destiny, there are a few ways you can support Catholic Charities, so that we can continue to serve those in need.

  • PRAY for all those in need in our community, our diocese, our country, and the world.
  • VOLUNTEER your time and talents to various projects and events throughout the year.
  • GIVE generously, or as your financial situation allows.  Your contribution will directly benefit families in your local community.
  • READ our Semi-Annual Newsletter to see what’s happening at Catholic Charities.
  • OPEN your emails.  We send various email updates about news & events throughout the year.



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