A formerly unsheltered resident - now living in a Quest Community - is giving back by helping other women and children escape homelessness.
Everyone Can Help Someone.
Prior to being referred to Quest's Supportive Housing Program, Ms. Murphy had been living in extended stay motels throughout the city for over five years.
This living arrangement had been the best possible solution for her at the time - living paycheck to paycheck. All was well until the day the motel she resided in was abruptly closed down by the state.
According to Protip Biswas from the United Way of Greater Atlanta, in 2019 alone, more than 3,000 families in metro Atlanta living in extended stay motels placed calls for help with the United Way 211 call center.
Many individuals and families are struggling financially and can't afford the upfront COSTS that are needed to move into a rental unit.
We are so proud of Ms. Murphy and her newly developed sense of belonging. She was recently offered a position at the City of Refuge where she is now working and helping other formerly homeless women and children to overcome their struggles with dignity.
Ms. Murphy is now gainfully employed, paying her bills with the money she earns and saving for the future. She is loving her new apartment and is now looking forward to continuing on her path to self-sufficiency so that she will never have to face being homeless again.