Thursday, May 24, 2012

Emergency Funds Needed

From Barb: I am currently working with a twenty year old mother of three (yes, she is 20 and has 3 children ages 5, 2, and 7 months). Her name is Brittney, she grew up in Portland in the foster care system, her boyfriend is in prison until 2017 for a Robery 2 conviction and she and the children have been homeless since his incarceration (almost a year). Brittney is working part time and trying to finish high school. Her partner's mother and adult sister live in an apartment complex in Gladstone. The landlord of their complex will rent an apartment to Brittney. The rent is $650. Brittney says she can afford the rent and her employer has promised to increase her hours but she needs help with the deposit. I am hoping we (OPP and friends) can come up with $650 for her deposit. She reports that her mother-in-law and sister-in-law are good support with the children but are unable to help financially. She and I are both calling resources but have been unable to find any assistance so far.