Moving out on her own
Bigger and bigger goals
Sarah is an excellent example of how Lifeline lives up to its mission statement of “Lifeline strengthens the community by offering programs and opportunities for our residents to achieve self-sufficiency.”
In June Sarah came into our agency to apply for housing assistance with her security deposit. During her interview I asked how she found out about the program. She stated that back in 2010 she was part of our Employment Training Program where she successfully completed STNA classes. Sarah was then able to find a job in this field and that has allowed her to maintain a stable income. She decided to live with her family until she felt financially secure to make the transition to living on her own.
When it came time to move Sarah knew that if she needed a little extra help with moving expenses she could apply for Lifeline’s Rental Assistance Program. She found a local landlord that has worked with Lifeline for many years and we were able to assist her with 90% of her security deposit.
“I am so excited about my future. I love my apartment and I have a good job to maintain it. I am so grateful to this agency for all of the help they have given me,” said Sarah.
Now that Sarah is enjoying the stability that comes with having a place of her own she has set up another goal for herself. Sarah is going to sign up for classes at Lakeland Community College to pursue a nursing degree and become a Register Nurse.