YWCA 2Maybelline separated from her husband along with her three young boys. She was doing fine until mounting medical bills and missing work caused her to be evicted from her apartment. She managed to hang onto her job and, after a co-worker told her about Families Together, was accepted into the program.

Her days were long, getting up at 5:30 a.m. to get the boys to school and get to work returning home around 7 p.m. She and her children were in the Families Together program for a little less than two years.

During that time, she was able to pay off old debt and save enough for apartment and utility deposits. She graduated with a Section 8 individual voucher from Charlotte Housing Authority, allowing her to rent a safe apartment that she could afford.

Maybelline told the staff how grateful she was for Families Together, where she could have a safe place to live and staff who supported her. She was able to learn the budgeting and positive parenting skills that will stay with her as she supports herself and her children.