Family, friends, volunteers and staff of several partner organizations came together in December to welcome Chanelle and her two daughters into their new home in Garfield Heights. The renovation of the 2-bedroom home was made possible through the New Horizons Housing Collaborative, AXA Financial Advisors, the Cuyahoga Land Bank, and other community partners. The New Horizons Collaborative is a program of The City Mission and the Cuyahoga Land Bank that works with area non-profits and faith-based organizations to find housing solutions for the women and families served by Laura’s Home, a crisis center for women on Cleveland’s west side.
Chanelle, who came to Laura’s Home after escaping difficult personal circumstances, went through the long-term program, and the classes she took helped her find her worth in God’s eyes and learn how to care for her family on her own. Chanelle, who moved her family into the home in December, will eventually become the homeowner. Not only will Chanelle and her children gain a new sense of stability, but they’ll also be able to face the future knowing they’re secure in their finances, family and faith.