Sarah doesn’t take home for granted. Since its opening in 2010, Sarah has lived in CHP’s Merton House, a 22 unit supportive housing community located in the Hollow Neighborhood of Bridgeport.
“I was homeless when I came here.” She explains. “Not everybody can afford to have a house or pay rent.” She describes the difficulties of those days living in shelters and staying with her mother, working two jobs, not sleeping well and suffering from depression.
Having nothing but clothes when they arrived, Sarah’s gratitude for a home included the extra blessing of furniture in the apartment and the support provided by the onsite case managers. Today Sarah is pursuing new dreams. Motivated to give her three daughters a great future, her goals include a career in nursing and buying a house. In the meantime, she remains actively involved in the community she loves.