Lovely, young Katie came to St. Francis House last week seeking financial assistance. The twenty-three-year-old had just started a new, full-time job at a warehouse, but needed to pay rent before her first paycheck would arrive. She lives in a Section 8 house and has to make her payments on time or risk losing her home.
Katie had been in the foster care system from the time she was 11 years old. Her mother was a drug abuser and her father lacked the mental capacity to care for Katie and her two siblings, so the children were split up and put into foster homes.
She was able to graduate high school in spite of being moved to multiple foster homes over the years. The driven and passionate young Katie started attending Tacoma Community College with the dream of becoming a retail clothing buyer. She is now taking online courses so that she can work full-time to pay for college, food, and a home.
St. Francis House was not only able to help Katie with the rent assistance she needed, but also clothing and other personal necessities. It is such a pleasure to help this bright, young woman and encourage her in her journey to success.