When Lakeea talks about her daughters, Zoe and Calliah, her face lights up. “We’re like the three amigos,” she says. “They are my world.”
After a sudden eviction notice turned Lakeea’s world upside down, she was referred to United Way’s Stable Families program. Her Stable Families coordinator, Nate, shared Lakeea’s desire to keep life as stable and consistent as possible for her daughters. He worked with her to find new housing in their same community, set goals for budgeting and saving, and to re-enroll in college.
Today, Lakeea has a new job and a home she loves, and her girls are excited about kindergarten and first grade. She was so inspired by and grateful to Nate that she’s studying to become a social worker so she can help other families overcome crises.
Together, we can help families build stronger financial foundations that help them, and their children, thrive.