Stories about the impact of the Emergency Housing Program

  • I’m writing to thank you so much for all of your help and support during one of the hardest times in our lives... (full story)
  • It seems my life really started on June 7th, the day my son was born. That day was the best and worst day of my life... (full story)
  • I came to the Friends Emergency Housing Program in May of 2007. Some months earlier I had been in an abusive relationship... (full story)

Testimonials from clients

"Friends Emergency Housing turns your nightmares into dreams." - Marta, age 15

"When my train came to a complete halt, Friends Emergency Housing helped me back onto the tracks!" - Abbie, age 39

"My world came crashing down around me with no where to turn, Friends Emergency Housing Program helped me rebuild a bigger and stronger new world for my family.!" - Karen, age 28

"Friends Emergency Housing is the light at the end of the tunnel; the hand that brushes you off and puts you back on your feet. Now I’m ready to re-enter the world!" - Jeremy, age 35

"Wow, did I learn a lot! I learned how to budget my money, how to be a great future renter, how to get along with different people, and all of the resources in my community. Now I work full-time at a job I love and volunteer with two different agencies. It’s my small way of saying “thank-you”. " - Jamikea, age 37

"Life turned around for me the day a staff member said “Homeless is a situation you are in, it is NOT who you are." That was two years ago and I’m so grateful the program was there for me and my kids. Even, now that we’re in our own home and I’m working as a full-time medical assistant I still call FEH when I need advice!" - Ashleigh, age 24