A Better Life Lived Now
Organized by: Better Life
Nikkole would never tell her story in detail for more reasons than one but she has allowed me to share a portion of her story in hopes that she will save someone else the debilitating, depressive and what she describes at times to be the most humiliating and embarrassing existence anyone should have to endure. PTSD, Insomnia, Anxiety, Adhd , tooth loss, weight gain (over 100lbs) which brought on extreme asthma attacks. Complete tooth decay and loss. Nikkole and her 2 daughter's were evicted from her Grandmother's home after both the passing of her Grandmother 84) and the death of her son Reason 13() 6mos later. She cared for both with minimal help from any family or friends. Unfortunately it seems that the house was worth more than the grieving family that existed inside. Since 2012 Nikkole and her daughter's have been moving from family, friends and shelters . Recently the family had applied for and was accepted into a program (Rapid ReHousing) that promised to pay a PERCENTAGE of her rent and utilities for a year. Working a minimum wage job ($8.75hr)Enrolled in a local community college, volunteering at her daughter's school and a local women's day shelter. Shortly after moving into this house, Nikkole received notice that the program has run out of funds. Yes! Basically leaving this family close to becoming homeless again. Why? Why? Because a family of three cannot live off of minimum wage. She no longer qualifies for government assistance because she is trying to maintain a job. Her education she knows is a necessity to start a career. A career incidentally that centers around helping others. Nikkole's goals donot revole around just her life she wants to Help others find their best life. By opening a home that will allow other single parents in crisis to call home. Reason's House (named after her son Reason 7/12/99-7/28/2012 Rahbdomyosarcoma). "I know how much the assurance of a regular place to live and 3 meals a day a shower clean clothes and someone to talk to and just to listen without judgement can mean to someone who feels soo broken." "working on real life short term and long term goals. Having the promise of a stable home for you and your child(ren) until you get to a place of stability mentally makes you look to a brighter physically stablefuture." I want that for my self and then I want to pass it on... An INVESTMENT not charity. An investment in a FAMILIES present situation that will allow then to maintain their new found stability. In turn your present INVESTMENT will reach far into the future allowing this Family to INVEST into LIFE of another.