A Better Life

A family consisting of a husband a wife, and two daughters, aged 10 and 5, recently were assisted by Rebekah’s House. Here is a their story. The husband was the breadwinner of the family, while the wife was a stay at home mom. After he lost his job earlier in the year, his cousin offered the family a place to live while they got back on their feet. The family decided to move from Ellisville, MS down to Biloxi, MS in search of a better life. A problem arose when the manager of the apartment building told them that they couldn’t live there any longer because the cousin was living there under section 8. The couple began to call around to different agencies in search for help in re-housing and through Back Bay Mission they found Rebekah’s House. The day of the intake, June 12th, 2014, they moved in. Through his cousin, he received a job offer at McDonalds working full time. He began working on June 17th, 2014. While he was out working, I, the resident aide, made it clear to the wife that she was also expected to contribute. She decided that she wanted to sign up for school. I took her to the Salvation Army and they assisted with food, paying for her birth certificates, made sure that her children had school supplies, and clothing for school. She also received a furniture voucher when they moved into their new apartment on June 30th, 2014. The husband was able to find an even better job working offshore in Louisiana, while the wife is a stay at home mom.