Bianca’s Comeback Story - The City Mission of Cleveland, Ohio

Bianca’s Comeback Story

A Long Road Home

You can build a house with concrete, wood, drywall, and nails, but it takes more than materials and labor to make it a home. After a long and difficult journey Bianca and her family have a home where they can grow in faith and love for many years to come.

Bianca remembers a time not too long ago when she was grateful simply to have a place for her family to lay their heads at night. She had been evicted from her home and couldn’t rely on family to help her indefinitely. “I didn’t want to be a bother,” she says. “I had to learn to be on my own.” Experiencing the crisis of homelessness, Bianca began looking for long-term solutions and found The City Mission.  She learned about Laura’s Home where here children and her could be stable and have access to the resources that heal and become self-sufficient.

At Laura’s Home, Bianca demonstrated the drive and motivation needed to break the cycle of poverty. She prayed that she would be considered for New Horizons, which places single mothers on a track to home ownership.  Her perseverance paid off. On learning that a house was available for her, she says, “I was so excited! That’s when I realized God was my provider. I praised Him for His blessings.”

The New Horizons house, acquired from a community partner and renovated by volunteers, gave Bianca’s family the safety, security, and stability they needed to move forward. “I want to be an example for my kids,” Bianca says. “I want to show them when life gets hard, you have to pick yourself up. You have to become something.”

Two years after coming to Laura’s Home and one year after moving into her own home, Bianca is showing her children what it takes to succeed. She is working toward becoming a medical lab technician and eventually, a physician’s assistant. She is debt-free, and she is a homeowner.

You make it possible

Because of community collaborations and financial support from individuals like you, Bianca’s family is home.  Your gift today can help many other men, women, and children on their own unique journey toward a safe and stable home.

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