DeAun had big dreams when she moved from Washington, but things didn’t go as planned.
“My job and housing all fell through in one day, and I was homeless,” she said. “I stayed in a hotel for three days and came across Family Promise.”
DeAun and her 6-year-old son, Myles (above), entered the program in September.
“It was a wonderful experience. Very resourceful,” she said. “Case management is awesome. You guys encourage us to work on our goals and be self-sufficient.”
DeAun was surprised by Denver’s lack of affordable housing.
“I never thought housing would be a concern,” she said. “I knew Denver was going to be a little more expensive, but I had a plan, and it didn’t work out.”
DeAun recently moved into Champa House, a long-term transitional program through the Denver Rescue Mission. She’s also working with a temporary placement agency and expects to work in customer service or human resources in the coming months.
“Everyone at Family Promise wraps their arms around you and supports you,” she said. “The bottom line is you have a warm place, hot meals and you’re OK. The program’s worth it!”