Monday, June 26, 2017—
Anna never thought it would come to this. When her rent rose dramatically, paying the bills became impossible on her modest salary. However, she always tried to make the world a happy and calm place for 6 year-old Gracie. That came to an end the day her landlord came to change the lock and Anna had to pick Gracie up from school and tell her that they had no home to go to anymore.
Anna and Gracie are not alone. The average age of a homeless child in Mercer County is seven and someone working 40 hours a week at a minimum wage cannot make ends meet. As the cost of basic needs increases, the problem just gets worse.
Thanks to HomeFront’s state-of-the-art, holistic process of recovery from homelessness,Gracie and Anna clearly see a better future.