Client Story: Tyisha

Tyisha, 29, and her three children, ages 11, 10 and 7, and her 14-year-old sister, had been living out of her car for seven months. The family had been homeless for about five years and lived temporarily with various friends.

Tyisha’s mother died from cancer in 2015 and her sister, 18 at the time, was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2012. Tyisha is raising her 14-year-old sister. She has endured tremendous loss and hardship, but thanks to YOU, she has better days ahead.

“I try my best,” Tyisha said. “It hasn’t been easy at all. I just put my best foot forward every day and let nothing stand in my way of doing what’s best for my children.”

Tyisha, who works full-time, said she was able to use her federal government-issued stimulus money during the Coronavirus pandemic to obtain an apartment. She and her children, as well as sister, had been sleeping on a bare floor for more than a month.

The Children’s Home Society referred Tyisha to The Mustard Seed. The family received beds and other home furnishings needed to build a stable home.

“My kids are so excited to have their own rooms,” Tyisha said. “These beds are such a big help. I am very grateful. I came from nothing, and I’m building myself up. My parents always told me you must crawl before you can walk. My only priority is taking care of my kids.”

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Client Story: Megan

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Client Story: Natalia

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