Friday, February 24, 2012

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County

As some of you may recall, Family Promise SOC received an approval of a grant to help 2 families with housing vouchers from HUD through the county. It has been a long wait but we finally are going to be able to assist the first family with the housing voucher. The family will receive assistance from Lakewood Housing Authority with the voucher and Family Promise will provide case management services to the family. I had the great pleasure of sharing this news on the phone to Melissa (our past guest) and after I told her that she has been approved to receive the voucher all of a suddenly there was silence... and then in a quiet voice I could hear Melissa crying with tears of joy! Melissa and her 4 children will finally have "a place to call home". If anyone knows of any homes for rent in the Toms River area please let me know, as they must find a place within 60 days.

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