From Desperate Circumstances to Overcoming All Obstacles

Most people picture the face of domestic violence to be a young woman with children, but Jane* is 63 years old, a senior citizen, who came into our Transitional Housing program through a referral from the YWCA. Jane has faced many obstacles,…
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From Out of Control to Taking Charge: Stevie’s Story

Stevie’s childhood was far from what most children would dream of….drugs, poverty and sexual exploitation took the place of school dances and football games. She didn’t outgrow these issues as she grew into adulthood, they just followed…
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LaTonya's Story: When unexpected illness leads to homelessness...

Story and Photo by Branden Harvey LaTonya was 36 when she found herself homeless for the first time. “From the age of 17 all the way to 36, I’d always had my own home. I always had a place to open my doors for others.” She was working…
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Sally's Story: A cook with no food...

Story and Photo by Branden Harvey When I met Sally, she immediately started telling me about her daughter with a huge smile. She’s 14 and Sally’s whole world. Sally relapsed when her daughter was 1, but immediately recognized that…
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From Barely Managing to Manager: Erica’s Success Story

Erica* and her family were introduced to The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Program through our partnership with the Metro Social Services Coordinated Entry System after becoming homeless while fleeing from domestic violence. Through weekly…
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One Man's Journey from Cocaine to Christ and Beyond...

For Anthony Holmes it all seemed so simple. “I had the attitude that I am already in trouble, so I guess I should get the most out of it,” he said. Raised in Nashville by a single mother who worked two jobs to support him and his brother,…