Why We Exist
“Life dealt me several tough hands. I have had to raise four children as a single mother after my husband passed away from cancer. I also managed to survive a house fire which ruined my home. However I remain positive and I am grateful to BOBHSA and for everything I have today. I know the power of reciprocity and kindness very well and I am extremely humbled to now be on the receiving end of such generosity.
When my late husband passed away, I was left to start all over again, as I didn’t want to burden my children. I needed to find a place that I could afford and in my search for a home, I found BOBHSA. I couldn’t have found a better place to live, the rent is affordable, I feel safe and I enjoy all the activities and services that BOBHSA has to offer. I can finally relax. The low rent is such a special blessing.
Being able to pay for your own home, makes you feel like a regular person and gives you that sense of dignity that every human being deserves. Every month we pay our rent with pride, knowing we are not receiving handouts, although being given that helping hand from BOBHSA makes all the difference. I can’t tell you how joyful it is to be able to invite friends over for tea. I am very humbled to have a place of my own thanks to BOBHSA – everyone here is extremely grateful.”
“I thank God that I have a home to run to when I get caught in the rain. I take one day at a time, I concentrate what I have and I rely on my positive supports. I am thankful that Bishop O’Byrne Housing gave me a second chance and [my Tenant Resource Person] provided me with resources on my journey to stay sober.”