Abby came to us upon graduation from a drug rehab program, with the opportunity to be reunited with her three children, but no place to live. Elevate Lives™ stepped in to provide housing and a Pathway out of Poverty™. Abby’s children have gone from having intense behavioral problems at school to being well integrated and succeeding in the classroom.
In three years of being a part of the Elevate Lives™’ Family, Abby has raised her credit score from 460 to 761 and paid off over $20,000 in debt. She is currently working full time, attending college, and making preparations to purchase her own home as a single mom. Recently 5 different state agencies all signed off on expunging her legal record, which in turn removed many of the roadblocks to pursuing her calling to a career in the medical field. Praise God for His miraculous intervention and her incredible determination and hard work!
Now in their 30’s, Tom and Samantha separately struggled through addiction, homelessness, and severe generational poverty. They have lengthy, heartbreaking family stories – the kind you would not desire even for your worst enemy. For years, they believed the lies people had spoken about them – labels such as “mentally ill”, “no-good felons”, and “hopeless”. But God intervened to turn their lives into something beautiful!
Tom and Samantha graduated from a local faith based recovery program; however, because of their past records, they were unable to secure adequate, safe housing. The Elevate Lives’™ program and the quality housing offered allowed reunification with Samantha’s children and a stable place where this family can grow. Tom recently completed the courses to graduate with his High School diploma, and is working full time and studying to become a pastor. The children are thriving under the newly gained parenting skills the couple have implemented. They have made a commitment to setting things right from their past, and have already made a significant amount of progress in paying off debt.
Just over a year ago, Annalise and her six children were in a domestic abuse shelter, praying fervently - not only for safety, but for a home to provide stability and a sense of normalcy. Today they are thriving with Elevate Lives™! Annalise secured a great job in the medical field and finds it to be a perfect match for her. She and her children have formed genuine friendships with their neighbors and regularly share the amazing ways God has shown Himself faithful to their family. Her growing trust in God is truly inspiring to each of us!
Through Elevate Lives’™ financial counsel Annalise has taken tremendous strides in setting her finances in order and achieving her goals. Because of the work she has done, she can now cover unexpected expenses and repairs as they arrive, and has an emergency fund. In addition, her children are involved in sports and extracurricular activities – things she previously could never afford. She has been able to pay off all past debt and increased her credit score 130 points. She is currently praying about the right time to purchase a home. Because the Lord has blessed her through her hard work and efforts, Annalise gave more to Kingdom work this year than she earned in the entire previous year!