P4H staff helped Gloria identify some of the barriers to stable housing she’d been facing and connected her to mental health resources. Trained professionals encouraged her to explore some of the past traumas she had experienced, which further helped her change some of her decision-making processes.
Staying in a shelter can be a humbling experience. Emergency shelters are considered safety nets to catch those who would otherwise fall through the cracks. Gloria remarked, “I felt I had hit rock-bottom. No job, no place to live. I knew that God had a plan for my life, but I didn’t realize I’d have to lose so much before I could get back on track with [P4H’s] help.”
Jacob applied for and was accepted into Partners for Housing’s [P4H’s] residential shelter in Mankato. That’s where Bryan, P4H’s Housing Advocate and Jacob became acquainted. Bryan helped Jacob to identify the barriers he was facing and connected him to mental health providers who could address his Jacob’s past trauma and addiction issues. Bryan also referred him to partner agencies who could assist with clearing up his legal records, tackling his credit issues and finding a steady income.