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Sarah was a resident of The Salvation Army's Transitional Housing Residential Unit (THRU) Program. Prior to the THRU Program, Sarah resided in The Salvation Army's 37th Street Readiness Program. Sarah is homeless because she was fleeing a domestic violence relationship. She is a single parent and suffers from major depression.
While participating in the THRU Program, Sarah received the following services: case management, advocacy, therapy, parenting classes through The Salvation Army PACT program, Visiting Nurses Association, Nebraska Health and Human Services, Goodwill Industries, Child Protective Services, YWCA, Nebraska Legal Aid, Friendship Program and NHHS - Department of Services Developmental Disabilities. Sarah completed job skills and educational classes through the Goodwill Start Program and currently attends classes at The Friendship Program. Sarah applied for and was approved for social security disability benefits. She experienced financial difficulty and admitted that she needed assistance with finances and now has a payee. Sarah is medication compliant and her mental health is stable. She moved into Omaha Housing Authority Public Housing and is on the waiting list to receive a Section 8 voucher through Douglas County Housing Authority.
Sarah and her child appear to be happy to have their own place to live and are enjoying decorating their home and meeting their neighbors. For the first time in her life, she bought new furniture, a television and DVD player. Sarah feels a sense of pride now that she is independent and able to raise her child as a single parent.
The Salvation Army
Transitional Housing Residential Unit