Client Need: Laverne
Laverne is a fifty-year-old, single female single mother of five in Jonesboro, Georgia. Laverne contacted H.O.P.E. Inc. for rent after struggling month-to-month to pay her rent as she attended Georgia Perimeter (now Georgia State University) for her Associates degree in Education.
Laverne is a single mother of five children.
Laverne was stressed and in dire need of help when she contacted H.O.P.E. Inc. She struggled to pay her rent month-to-month and often received eviction letters on her door and high late fees to avoid being evicted. She was praying and looking for a way our when she found hope. H.O.P.E, Inc. provided the assistance she needed and relieved the burden and stress she carried for months.
H.O.P.E. Inc. agreed to assist Tiffany with initially $250 and matriculated it’s assistance to $350 a month in rent assistance. She was offered training on career planning, self-management skills, equal pay, budgeting, reducing debt, and received other support services; such as, school supplies, holiday gifts, and Thanksgiving dinners. The extra support helped two of her daughters graduate from high school and get accepted into college in 2018.