We use to have a house, a place to come home to. I had my own room with pink walls and a basket full of stuffed animals. We had a yard where my brother and I played until the sun went down. We had all of this until rent went up and Mom and Dad couldn’t afford it anymore, even with 3 jobs between them. We looked at other homes; one with a swing in the back, another attached to other homes but we didn’t get any of them. Mom got really sad and Dad didn’t say much. We were living in a rundown hotel, all 4 of us in one room with one bed. Based on what I heard from my parents, I knew we couldn’t stay there for much longer. Then we heard about Family Supportive Housing. They had a room just for us with 3 beds; one for my parents, and one each for my brother and me. We even got to pick out our own sheets. I went straight for Frozen and my brother got Transformers. They had a place for us to sit and eat a meal; not just soup from a can. Mom and Dad got to go to work and we had a safe place to go, the Voyager Child Development Center right on site. Mom started smiling again and Dad said we might be getting our own house soon. We have hope all thanks to Family Supportive Housing.
Family Supportive Housing offers a warm, welcoming and respectful environment that supports families experiencing homelessness throughout Santa Clara County. They keep families together while offering services that address their needs for food, shelter, clothing, education and employment. Their ultimate goal is for those families to gain self-sufficiency allowing them to move forward on their own