“Heather” was a 20 year old with a two year old child; aging out of the foster care system. She was fortunate to be in a “Teen Mother/baby program” but at 21 years old would no longer qualify to participate under their state issued license. She had worked hard, saved well and done all of the things asked of her, but now was facing a big world without experience. In May of 2016, Heather transitioned from foster care into CCM’s Teaching Housing Program
. In the months that followed she has continued to thrive under case management. She has improved her employment situation, maintained her home and car, gone back to school and enjoyed raising her son in their little house in Kannapolis. She is just one of many young adults who will age out of foster care each year. “Mary” is a grandmother in her 70’s staying from place to place with no place to call home. While her children were becoming increasingly concerned for her health and her safety, she was determined not to be a financial burden on her children. It was easy for Mary to wonder if God still had a purpose for her life. In August, Mary was able to move into one of CCM’s Teaching Houses
. Now settled she is able to stay in touch with her children, keep an immaculate house and enjoy stability while living on her own. She loves her little home, if only she says we could find a way to add a front porch! Today Heather and Mary live next door to each other, sharing a backyard where a happy little boy plays under watchful eyes.
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