Sara spent decades drifting. She would stay in one place for a while, then the feeling she did not belong would compel her to move on.
“Drifting is like an addiction,” she said. “It’s hard to stop. There are still days where I have to fight that urge.”
Sara spent more than three years in Star of Hope’s New Haven program which provides housing and case management for individual men and women suffering from mental illness.
According to federal statistics, 26% of the homeless population is considered chronically mentally ill.*
Housing for New Haven is provided by agency partner New Hope Housing while Star of Hope provides the caring staff to help the residents stay well. There are classes and support groups to manage health, as well as educational courses for personal living skills, money management and job skills. There is also a wide range of social activities to enjoy.
Due to the special care and support Sara received from Star of Hope, she was able to achieve successful, independent living when she recently moved into her very own apartment! Star of Hope staff members were on hand to provide assistance on moving day and will continue to be there for Sara as a source of support and encouragement.
Sara said, “I’m thankful to have a place to call home.” And we are thankful to you for making a difference in her life.
*National Coalition for the Homeless
Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward them for what they have done. – Proverbs 19:17