Client Stories

Story of HOPE: Felicia

Story of HOPE: Felicia

Felicia came to HOPE asking for assistance. She was in crisis because she lost her apartment due to hurricane Ian. She shared that her landlord sold the property she was residing in. As a result, she was residing in a hotel and eventually did not have any funds for the hotel and ended up living out of her […]

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A Story of HOPE- DeAndre

A Story of HOPE- DeAndre

Sometimes a little stability and consistency go a long way. DeAndre had a great job in insurance sales for a large law firm. However, his job, which depended on visits to client homes, suffered when the pandemic hit, causing his company to lay him off. Then things began to spiral. DeAndre lost his car and […]

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A Story of HOPE- Hollie

A Story of HOPE- Hollie

When times are tough even the smallest obstacles can turn into serious challenges. Hollie and her extended family have been clients of HOPE throughout difficult seasons of their lives. Hollie in particular lives on a fixed income and raises three grandkids. As such, she and the children have benefited tremendously from HOPE’s annual Christmas in […]

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A Story of HOPE – Maria

A Story of HOPE – Maria

I was frozen, I didn’t want to speak to management.” -Maria (HOPE Client) Maria arrived at HOPE after a three-hour bus ride via Lynx from Altamonte Springs to Oviedo. She was between jobs and car trouble left her with no reliable transportation. She heard about HOPE through 211 – United Way of Central Florida’s telephone human services directory, […]

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A Story of HOPE- Alisia

A Story of HOPE- Alisia

“After the move, I was overwhelmed and got behind fast” is what Alisia told one of HOPE’s case managers when she first came to us for help. Alisia, a single mom, had recently moved across Central Florida to provide a better life for her daughter but had fallen on tough times. Alisia lived in Lake County through the […]

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A story of HOPE- Kendra

A story of HOPE- Kendra

Last year Kendra lost her job and she couldn’t pay her rent. Fears of eviction mounted as her due date approached. Meanwhile her job search remained at a standstill. Then, Kendra learned about calling “211” which is a telephone human services directory run by United Way of Central Florida. She was then referred to HOPE […]

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A Story of HOPE – Bill

A Story of HOPE – Bill

During New Year’s individuals and families re-evaluate, reset and recharge. Many set goals and “resolutions” for the coming year, while others bask in the freedom of an empty calendar brimming with possibilities. 2022 was a difficult year with record high housing prices, steep inflation, and constant stock market churn. Often, the only thing that was […]

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A Story of HOPE – Charles & Jasmine

A Story of HOPE – Charles & Jasmine

Charles and Jasmine recently found themselves underwater financially after investing in a startup company that didn’t pan out. As a stop gap they did what many others have been doing, they moved back in with their family. However, after several months the stress of the arrangement quickly took its toll on both parties, leaving Charles […]

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A Story of HOPE – Catherine

A Story of HOPE – Catherine

Catherine, a single adult, has been dealing with a brain tumor that has been affecting her ability to work. She is now the legal guardian of her two teenage siblings as both of their parents died within a year of each other, and she’s been struggling financially to make ends meet. A friend of Catherine’s […]

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A Story of HOPE – Ellen

A Story of HOPE – Ellen

Ellen, who is a single mother of 3, has been a HOPE client on and off for almost 10 years. She strived to provide for her family, but due to mental health issues and a lack of support to raise her kids, she struggled to maintain housing and employment. Throughout the years, she has utilized […]

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