Misty knows hardship, but she also knows how to turn things around.
Misty cared for her elderly mother until her mom’s death when her siblings decided to sell the family home, leaving her homeless.
She returned to Georgia, her home, but had nowhere to live. She slept in her car as she sought shelter and employment.
She utilized the United Way funded Showering Program at Open Door Community House for a few weeks to take care of her personal hygiene needs so that she would be presentable for job interviews. She connected with transitional housing in the Virginia D. Jackson Home for Women, another United Way funded program at Open Door Community House. Things were looking up, but she still wasn’t feeling like herself. She was immediately linked to counseling services through The Pastoral Institute to help with her depression.
Soon, she was ready and more than willing to get a job and move forward. She participated in customer service training offered by the Open Door Institute where she gained the necessary skills to obtain employment. She found a job, is currently working, and will soon by moving into her own housing!