Client Need: Antesha
Antesha, a thirty-four-year-old, single mother of four in Decatur, Georgia applied for H.O.P.E, Inc.’s program after fleeing a domestic violence situation and enrolling herself into American Intercontinental University (AIU) to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science in Criminal Justice.
Antesha is a single mother of four children.
Antesha enrolled in AIU in 2016 after deciding to give her children a better live. She’d suffered from domestic violence for years and finally decided to leave for her children’s sake. She left without anything but the clothes on her back, her children, and her car. She would work as much overtime as she could to get shelter for her and her children. Once she did, she struggled to get back on her feet. Unable to cover her basic needs, she contacted 211, which referred her to H.O.P.E, Inc.
H.O.P.E. Inc.’s agreed to assist Antesha with $250 a month in rent assistance and $85 a month in childcare assistance. With the consistent financial support, Antesha was able to get back on track. She was able to start saving and learn how to manage her money better through H.O.P.E.’s Financial Training Program. She was able to receive free counseling and other support during the school year and holiday. Her children also benefited for the H.O.P.E, Inc. program having received grants for summer camps.