Mrs S and her four daughters listed with us after being homeless for several years.
Mrs S's position within her extended family meant that she had always felt obligated to take care of, take in, and financially support all who needed her. The consequence was that she had large debts with the Dept of Housing and was 'black listed' on the Real Estate database. Independent housing was not a viable option. Mrs S and children regularly moved between family for years, with her two oldest daughters going into the youth shelter when things became too crowded. Mums' immediate hope was to be able to have all of her kids under one roof again and then work with SHAC to find long term stable accommodation.
In the time Mrs S has been with SHAC;
Provision of general budgeting, 'income check', information, referral and consumer advocacy with the goal of accessing and sustaining housing. Access to the Rent in Advance Scheme.