After living in Washington for 20 years, Adrian moved home…
It was a solemn homecoming for Adrian. After living in Washington for 20 years, Adrian came back to the Coachella Valley for a funeral when he made the decision to stay for good. Adrian, his wife, and four young children left behind a comfortable home and stable jobs to move back to Adrian’s hometown.
However, the transition had its struggles. Realizing the family needed help with employment, affordable housing and lifestyle changes, Adrian’s family came to stay at Martha’s. Adrian and his wife were proactive in searching for temporary housing that would allow the family to regroup and establish a positive and healthy life here in the Valley. The couple was relieved and thankful to be housed at Martha’s where the family could all stay together. When asked about the importance of keeping his family together, Adrian replied “It means a lot. We get to pray at night and help with homework. We get to do it together. It would have been hard to do separately.”
How Martha’s helped Adrian and his family
During their four-month stay at Martha’s, Adrian was able to obtain a birth certificate, earned a certificate in Relapse Prevention, and learned important life lessons such as humility and the consequences of poor decisions. The family has now successfully transitioned out of Martha’s into an apartment of their own that is large enough for the entire family. Adrian is proud of how well his children are doing in school, and looks forward to their new home providing the children with stability.
“I am grateful to Martha’s for allowing my family to stay together, find a job, find a home, and move forward. They don’t have a place like this everywhere. This place is blessed.”