Beverly is a resident of our Permanent Supportive Housing Program. Permanent supportive housing is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of the chronically unhoused. The services are designed to build independent living and tenancy skills and connect people with community-based health care, treatment, and employment services.
Like so many others, Beverly had a streak of bad luck and her life changed. She lost her husband and became too sick to work. Unable to pay rent, she lost her housing. After living on the street, Beverly found safety and a community in a downtown Sacramento shelter program. Unfortunately, not soon after her arrival, the shelter lost funding and was set to close. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because from here, Beverly and her case manager connected with the SSHH Navigator and applied for SSHH’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program.
We’re proud to say Beverly is thriving. Since moving into our program last winter, she's accomplished a lot. Here's a message from her case manager: “When Beverly moved in, we were able to immediately set her up with a primary doctor, med delivery service, and transportation to her appointments. She really has been an exemplary resident. Beverly has one son and nine grandchildren and normally leaves our program on the weekend to visit family. Beverly always talks about how grateful she is for the beautiful house she now lives in."
Beverly is looking forward to celebrating Friendsgiving with her fellow residents, house leader, and case manager. We wish her the best.
The above picture is Beverly saying thanks to SAFE Credit Union for the gift bag filled with sanitation and hygiene items.