Unique and her 3 kids, 11/17/18

Please join us in congratulating Unique and her 3 kids for getting back into a rental of their own. This single mom lost their last rental when the rent was raised and she could no longer afford to live there and pay for her car note and insurance and bills and other necessities such as gas and lights and food. They have stayed with family and in hotels when they had the money to do so. Based on the budget we built with Unique, it was evident she needed a little help with the security deposit because her financial situation didn’t allow her to pay both the security deposit, first month’s rent, and other other move-in expenses. We will soon be helping this family by providing them essential household goods and furniture.

This family brings our placements this year up to 176 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 686. Read more about our work at OTSHB.COM.

Michelle and her son, 11/14/18

Please join us today in congratulating Michelle and her son for getting into their own rental after being without their own home for the last few months. We will soon be providing this family with essential household goods and furniture to give them a fresh start. Read their story below.

Dear OTS,
I was living with my cousin and her two children renting a room for me and my son. I moved in after separating from my husband. My son and I were just getting on our feet. One evening we were a victims of a crime at that home. After the incident both me and my son suffered from anxiety and have been seeing a therapist that advise me to move out of the home because my son suffered the most because he would no longer go into the home and we both do not feel safe after this. Due to this i had to take off from work to attend to my son which put me in a financial hardship. I have been staying with family from August 8th the day the incident happen. I did try to go back until I found a place but my son could not sleep and would cry and we would be up until early morning when he would finally fall asleep this was just for one night. I have stayed with family because I did not anyone else to stay with and they only have a couch for me and my son to share if i could have afford a hotel we would of been there but due to the financial hardship. Where I’m staying we stay in the den on the couch because they already have a house full in which we are very crowded for the time being until I find a home for me and my son. I need help with my deposit because I have less than perfect credit score and my finances are limited due to having to take time off for my son. I also need help with a few things like furniture so that I can make sure my son has a nice place to call home.
Thank you so much,
Michelle

This single mom and her son bring our placements this year to 172 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 682. Read more about our work here OTSHB.COM.

Noelle and her daughter, 11/6/17

Please join us today in congratulating Noelle and her daughter for getting into their own apartment after recovering from an addiction. We will soon be providing them essential household goods and furniture to turn their new apartment into a real home and to get a fresh start. Read their story below.

Dear OTS,
The way that I became homeless is because I was a very bad alcoholic. I did not care about anything or any one. I did not pay my bills. I didn’t go to work. I lost everything I lost my family. I lost my home and I almost lost my life. I have stayed at a friends house, a shelter, a church, I have slept on the ground, I’ve slept in a park, I have slept in a car, and I have slept in a rehab. Thank God I finally received help to get sober and can have a place for me and my daughter. The specific assistance that I need is a deposit for this new place that I’ve already been approved. I also would need some furniture if possible, if not I can make to due It would be nice. But desperately I just need the deposit because I just don’t have money right now, but I do know I can afford the rent with my my job. My daughter and thank you very much for your help.
Sincerely, Noelle

This family brings our placements this year to 170 and our grand total up to 680 since we started helping the homeless get into permanent housing in 2014. Read more about us at OTSHB.COM.

Donna, 10/31/18

Please join us in congratulating Donna today for getting into her own apartment today. Read her story below.

Dear OTS,
Due to a medical crisis I had to move California in April to seek the specialized surgery I needed. I have been able to stay with some family but now I need to leave. I was able to get a housing voucher and now I’m waiting for housing to inspect the apartment and I’ll be ready to move in to my own place. I need assistance with the security deposit because I don’t have enough to pay the security deposit and my share of cost. Because I’m disabled I only receive a small monthly income from SSI (Supplemental Security Income). I also need help with a couch, a bed, and a toaster bein I don’t have any of those items. Everything else I will be able to pay .
Thank you, Donna

Donna brings our placements this year to 168 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 678. Read more about our work at OTSHB.COM.

Lisa and her 4 kids, 10/27/18

Please join us in congratulating Lisa and her 4 kids today for ending their homeless situation by getting into their own rental. They have been living in hotels and shelters for the last 8 months. We were happy to help this single mom and her kids by paying their security deposit so they could move in. Read Lisa’s story below.

Deal OTS,

I previously rented a 4 bed 2 bath home but let my husband move in after being separated. Domestic violence began almost immediately. I took my kids out and we have been homeless ever since February moving from hotels to homeless shelter and back into hotels for the last 10 weeks.

The crisis that started was domestic violence. My husband was doing meth and decided he was going to our lighter fluid on me in the middle of the night after being awake for four days straight while on a meth induced rage. I packed my kids and I up and left….got a restraining order but was unable to regain my home.

This started February 28th. We stayed in San Jacinto Inn until April around the end of the month. We then entered a homeless shelter called Valley Restart in Hemet California. We stayed there the full 90 days of the program and ended back up in a hotel. Since then we have lived in Motels in Hemet, Westminster, and most recently Garden Grove.

I left my husband with barely more than the cleaning these on our backs. I pay all my Cash Aid at the beginning of the month and then go around to local churches and other agencies that help with rentals. Having a home on section 8 will save us and me from the constant worry. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Sincerely, Lisa

This family brings our placements this year to 167 and our grand total since we started OTS in 2014 up to 677. Read more about our charity at OTSHB.COM.