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Brenda and Angeli: “Don’t give up—stay with it...”

A Chance Encounter Leads to a Bright Future

Fresh out of class at community college, Brenda didn’t want to go home to her parents’ house, where pressure to move out mounted. Considering dropping out of school with only five classes remaining to work full-time in order pay the bills as a single parent, the stress was visible on her face as she waited for the bus.

A chance encounter with a stranger turned everything around.

Tiwana: "This is like a second chance for me to get back on my feet. They gave me hope that I can make it."

Tiwana Moore is determined to achieve the dreams she has for herself, her five kids and six grandkids.  So far, she’s off to a great start, much better than the start she got in life.

Tiwana’s early years were plagued with disruption, disturbance and divorce, bouncing from her mother’s home to her father’s, ending up with her grandmother until she was 14, when she ended up back with her mother.  However, instead of her mother taking care of her, Tiwana found herself caring for her mother along with her two brothers.

Yvonne: “My future is now bright thanks to Bridge and my mentors."

Most families that participate in Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program take about two years to make their way from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  But not Yvonne Hernandez.  With help from her Bridge mentors, Yvonne used the tools and skills she discovered she already had and established a wonderful new life for herself and her three children in just over 15 months!

Yvonne Hernandez entered Bridge Communities’ Transitional Housing Program April 1st, 2010.  The divorced mother of three young children – Alan, Anais, and Andre – had been living with her ex-husband’s parents for a year prior and didn’t realize that she and her kids fit the definition of “homeless.” 

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