As a working single mom struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck, Tasha came to Sarah's House after a series of financial setbacks had led to her being evicted from her apartment. When Tasha sought assistance from the Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services, she was referred to Sarah's House. Working closely with her caseworker, Tasha developed a case plan to ensure a stable future for herself and her daughter.
'I was working full time, but I had no idea how to budget my money, I just couldn't do it. One of the first things I did at Sarah's House was to take the Financial Literacy Class. I learned so much, " Tasha said.
Tasha was able to continue working while her daughter attended school and participated in Sarah's House Childcare's After School Program. Tasha also took advantage of many other programs offered at Sarah's House, including computer classes and parenting programs, and pastoral counseling for stress management. After a stay in the Shelter Program, Tasha and her daughter moved to their own apartment in the Sarah's House Transitional Housing Program. The walls of their small but tidy apartment are filled with awards and certificates her daughter has earned at school since coming to Sarah's House, including many for perfect attendance and making the honor roll. It's clear that Tasha's strong work ethic and never-give-up attitude have been passed on to her daughter.
'I am very proud of my daughter, and I am also proud of myself. I didn't think I'd be able to learn to manage my money. But thanks to everything I've learned at Sarah's House, I know I can do it. I know when I leave here I will know how to make it on my own."
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