Client Story: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future.

“I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the nice weather, and I used to vacation here,” Jerel said.

The cousins live off their disability income and are unable to work. When they moved to Florida, they were homeless for seven months.

“We slept on the sidewalk and by the (Exploria) soccer stadium and in various churches,” Jerel said.

Paul and Jerel took showers at the Christian Service Center – Daily Bread and met a social worker who helped them obtain housing assistance. They ate and slept on the floor in their new empty apartment for two weeks. The Daily Bread referred the cousins to The Mustard Seed of Central Florida for furniture assistance.

Thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, Paul and Jerel received everything they needed to make their house a home.

“I greatly appreciate the donors showing their love and support,” Jerel said. “Without them, we would not be able to afford furniture on our fixed income. God bless the donors.”

To help others in need, donate here.

Client Story: Emylee

Emylee and her two children, Ayana, 1, and Liyah, 5, lived in seven Orlando hotels after leaving their home in Connecticut. The 24-year-old single mother and her children moved back to Orlando in 2020 to escape unsafe circumstances.  Emylee and her children had nowhere to go so they lived in hotels…

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Client Story: Diamond

Diamond, 23, became homeless for three years at age 18. Then she became pregnant and lived on the streets with her boyfriend, taking refuge in an abandoned bus, an abandoned home and in her car. Because Diamond could not care for her baby while living in her car, the Department of Children and Famil…

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Client Story: Paul and Jerel

Paul and Jerel fell on hard times while living in Richmond, Va., so the cousins packed up what little they had and moved to Orlando in the spring of 2020 with hope of a better future. “I call this the senior golden state, and we moved here for the nice weather, and I used to vacation here,” Jere…

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