Returning to self-sufficiency.
A woman in transition often feels like she's lost everything. In truth, she may have lost her relationship, job, home and other material possessions; however, if she retains her strength, resilience, determination and willpower she can return to self-sufficiency. This is the impact of My Sister's House.
In 2012, the center where Miss Gee worked went out of business. This resulted in a wave of losses including her job, home and car. Looking for a fresh start, Miss Gee relocated to Charlotte; however, without a job she soon found herself homeless in a new city. While staying in a local shelter, Miss Gee began taking classes to keep her computer skill sharp; during one of these classes, she was referred to My Sister's House.
Miss Gee knew immediately that My Sister's House was different from a shelter. She found the staff to be considerate and kind, and she participated in a variety of life skills classes to help her get back on track. In January 2013, Miss Gee exited My Sister's House as a resident upon securing employment. Today, she is thriving in a stable position she has held for four years. She maintains a home in Charlotte with her roommates.