Housing Hope in East Snohomish County

East County Success Story

Sometimes, the worst moment of your life can become your rebirth.

 

Five years ago, I lost my home and sons and was battling addiction. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew that I had hit rock bottom. Thankfully, I was able to get clean, got connected with a Family Support Coach and found a home with Housing Hope.  

 

In safe and stable housing, I got my boys back. Once I had regained hope, I dreamt about continuing my journey to be able to provide my family with stability. I wanted to achieve this dream by going back to school. With support from Housing Hope, I felt unstoppable. Before long, I graduated with an Associate’s degree in political science (with honors!). 

 

Today, I am continuing my education at the University of Washington Bothell and planning to apply to law school at Seattle University. I want to use my law degree to help immigrants and those who are homeless or incarcerated.

 

I’ve been lucky to already serve immigrant and incarcerated families through the YWCA by helping them navigate the child welfare system. I’ve been a fellow with the Washington Defender Association and lobbied in Olympia and Washington D.C. to help lawmakers better understand poverty and homelessness. I also proudly serve on the Housing Hope Board of Directors. 

 

Because of your support, I am thriving and paying your generosity forward. Thank you for believing in families like mine.

--Kristina

Former Housing Hope Resident

 

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