"I was living with my Son, his wife and their two children. I thought everything was going well. One day my son told me I had to move out. He said the house was getting too crowded. I had nowhere to go. I was 62 years old and not working.
I got into the shelter program with a local non-profit and after two months in shelter I was accepted into the permanent housing program. These are nice apartments.
When I first moved in, I was denied social security benefits because of my health. But I was able to appeal that decision and got the decision reversed. Now I am getting monthly social security benefits in addition to retroactive back pay.
I really wanted to give back to the community that helped me so much so I started volunteering with the shelter program for single women. I'm now able to spend time with my grandchildren."
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