Before coming to Bridges to Housing Stability, the Perry family consisting of a couple and four children spent their nights sleeping in their van. Mr. Perry’s addictions, coupled with poor health and not being able to work, caused the Perry’s to become homeless.
Positive changes for the family began to occur while the Perry family and their Bridges' housing advocate worked together. Mr. Perry was able to address his addictions issues in a rehab program, and his health and overall well-being improved. Additionally, with the approval of his SSDI, the family now has more income.
Bridges to Housing Stability's housing advocate found a private landlord that was willing to rent the Perry family an affordable four-bedroom house. Mrs. Perry received a promotion and pay increase, and is able to work overtime. The oldest son recently started college, and the oldest daughter graduated high school. The two youngest sons have also improved their grades.
Thanks to Bridges to Housing Stability, the Perry family is in housing and their lives are more stable.