"Kate" is in her early 20's. She aged out of foster care and has struggled with housing instability ever since.
Kate was usually able to stay with a cousin around her age, but when conflicts arose, Kate had to sleep somewhere else, which was often in a homeless shelter. Because of the unique openness of the Daytime Support Center, it didn't matter where Kate happened to be sleeping' she could come to Sarah's Circle during the day for services. Kate wants to work, but with a low education level and instability from her personal life, she has had difficulty keeping a job.
Kate had just begun case management when she realized she was pregnant. Kate's case manager helped her connect with prenatal care while researching and applying to programs designed specifically for your moms and their children. Kate was accepted into one of those programs and how she has her own apartment, is enrolled in school, and is preparing for her baby. Kate is committed to giving her child more security, stability, and opportunity than she had growing up.
Sarah's Circle's longest running program, the Daytime Support Center provides a safe space, physical services, community, educational programming, and case management to any woman in need. Women who are street homeless, doubled up with friends or family, housed but at risk of homelessness, or formerly homeless may all participate.