Raquel’s Story

The worst fear any parent can face is the thought that they will not be able to take care of their kids. This is Raquel’s story.

Raquel had gone down a painful journey that stripped her of everything: her home, her children, her dignity and her self-worth. The despair weighed heavily on Raquel and kept her searching for a way out of the mess of her life.

Through tears, Raquel describes the most terrible day of her life – when her kids were taken away because they would be better off living with a relative who could give them the stability and safety they needed.

The love and attachment of a parent run deeps. It is often the parent relationship, having to let go, that inspires someone to get the help they need to overcome.

After years of living a life she describes as chaos, she knew it was time to seek help.

So Raquel came to HIS House.

“Having my own space encouraged me to get back into a normal lifestyle, staying on track and taking care of my family. HIS House gave me a renewed sense of confidence and peace.”

At HIS House, Raquel had the chance to start over. Her first step was to let go of everything that was destroying her life.

While in our shelter, Raquel worked with her case manager to set goals and develop the confidence to believe she could reach them. She was reunited with her three kids and learned how to rebuild a healthy relationship.

“Thank you, HIS House, for giving me the tools I need to find a place to call home. You have given me the hope and strength needed to become a better mother to my children. We can finally be a family.”

As Raquel uncovered the array of supportive services available to her at HIS House, her goals began to transform. Powered by faith in succeeding, Raquel is an entirely different person than she was when she first came to us.

Today, Raquel is successfully juggling life as a single mom with a full-time job and place to call home.

Homelessness does not have to be the end. It can be the start to a new beginning. Because of you, hurting and homeless neighbors can break the destructive cycle they’re in and find hope hope to begin again!


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