I'm use to taking care of myself.

I’ve always been able to take care of myself.  I am not and have never been afraid of hard work.  But after working for a company for several years, I was laid off and could not find another job.  That is how me and my mom ended up at Erie House. I tell you, the women there were so kind to us. I was intent on finding me a job so I could get a place.  Every week I walked from Erie House, all the way to the Philadelphia Unemployment Project to look for work. Thank God, that when I got there someone gave me a ride back or I was able to get a token.  If I needed to walk back, I would have done it but God had it so I didn’t have to.

Now, I have so much to be grateful for.  I have to thank the Erie House, Connections, and Rapid Rehousing for my beautiful apartment.  It’s all mine and I am so, so proud. Now I am looking for my mom so she can move in with me. I am so happy to have a place to call my own.   The ladies at Erie House saved my life. I will always be grateful!

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