Sandy entered Compass Affordable Housing’s (CAH) Community Housing program in March of 2019. Prior to entering Community Housing, Sandy and her partner were homeless, which is the criteria for all the households served by the program. Upon acceptance in the Community Housing program, formerly homeless participants and CAH staff work together for at least six months while the family stabilizes financially. During that window of time, they meet regularly with CAH staff, obtain employment, create a household budget, begin to pay down debts, and hopefully start a savings account.
Sandy had tried to support herself and her partner on her small SSDI income. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, which significantly affects her mobility, she also struggled with depression and anxiety. Her partner also had significant health issues, which affected Sandy’s stability too.
Despite all this, Sandy worked hard and excelled with the help of CAH Community Housing and her case manager, Kristy. While in the program, Sandy realized that her relationship was unhealthy and decided to end things with her partner. She developed a sense of self-worth as she met her goals. She saved enough money to pay her rent and expenses and Sandy successfully exited the program in four months with savings of $550! When CAH contacted her recently, she declared that she could not be happier! Sandy has even started her own home bakery business and is living independently.
Stabilizing lives, realizing goals and living independently is the focus we set for each Community Housing participant at Compass Affordable Housing. We work to help people recapture their lives, put them back together and live as productive, contributing members of our community. Your support is essential to this process! Without you, people like Sandy would not find the way to happiness and independence. We are grateful for your support!
This holiday season, we have two easy ways for you to support Compass Affordable Housing and shop safely for the holidays. The first is an online auction fundraiser – Home for the Holidays Online Auction. The auction opens the day after Thanksgiving (11/27) at noon and runs through December 11th.
The second way you can support our work at Compass Affordable Housing is by purchasing raffle tickets for the Jim Click Millions for Tucson Raffle – 1 ticket for $25 OR 4 tickets for $100 and GET A 5TH TICKET FREE – for a chance to win a 2020 Ford F-150 Platinum as the Grand Prize! All proceeds from the sale of tickets purchased here will go directly to Compass Affordable Housing to help people find and keep stable homes and become contributing members of our community.
This year, Mr. Click is again offering a second and third prize; the second prize is two (2) round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world (some restrictions apply) and the third prize is $5,000 cash. Winners will be announced by Jim Click Automotive Team on December 11, 2020.