“Kayla, Jeremy, and their four children (ages 2-13 years old) have resided in our Hospitality House. Late last year, they fell on hard times with job loss and the loss of familial support. Both parents eventually found themselves sleeping in a car and trying to have their four children couch surf at various friends’ homes. However, through connections with Kayla’s cooking background, she was able to obtain a secure job as a chef at a local restaurant and hotel, and secured a housekeeping job for her husband there as well. Kayla reached out to us for assistance and we knew they would be a wonderful fit for the Hospitality House.
The home provides a warm and welcoming environment for the family to be together in as they worked toward self-sufficiency. We also provide weekly case management services that included budgeting assistance, help with establishing a checking and savings account, assistance with filling out housing applications, enrollment for their three oldest children in new schools, free childcare for their youngest, and worked with a local organization to provide services for their 13 year old with autism. We also offer them all necessary living expenses, including food from our pantry and on-site meal service, laundry and household cleaning items, gas and bus vouchers, and any ID or prescription assistance they may have.”
– WV Catholic Charities