06/04/2022 – Welcoming Event – Sonoma County
Regina lives in Home 1; the first time she’s had her own home in over 10 years. When she divorced her husband, she and her two youngest children lived briefly with her sister. After she needed to leave that home, she had a series of abusive relationships, went in and out of domestic violence shelters, and ended up in a tent in Finley Park. A year-long volunteer opportunity there built her confidence and self-esteem and earned her a reputation of being reliable and dependable. Regina’s faith helped her weather adversity to achieve her dream of having a roof over her head. She is very happy to have a small cottage to call home.
Kathy lives in Home 2; she was also referred to us by Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa. Several years ago, Kathy tragically lost her eldest son. Her intense grief resulted in the eventual destruction the relationship with her husband and their three remaining children. It’s been a long, difficult road for Kathy, but she’s worked hard to turn things around. She has been living in a group home run by Catholic Charities and finally found an apartment of her own. She has a job and enjoys arts & crafts in her free time. She’s rebuilding the relationship with her children and recently got to attend the birth of her granddaughter. Kathy is so grateful for this opportunity and is excited for her future.