Alexandra and Frankie came to the Coachella Valley from Fresno after facing several legal concerns. As they made the choice to work on a fresh start, Frankie was unfortunately pulled over and arrested for his past convictions and the fresh start ended suddenly. Alexandra, with no income at the time, ended up homeless with her five children and didn’t know where to turn. She had always worked to support her children so it was very difficult for her to reach out and ask for help.
Asking for help led Alexandra to finding support from Martha’s Village & Kitchen. She and her children checked in, met with their case manager and began to take the steps towards a brighter future. Alexandra admits there are times when it was hard and she wanted to give up and quit and head back to Fresno with her family.
Alexandra never gave up and was able to secure a job with Spectrum. After Frankie was released from jail, he had a hard time finding employment. Frankie started attending the classes offered in the Career and Education department at MVK. With all the help he received, he was able to gain employment as well.
“I learned and got all of the resources I needed in my time of need. “ Alexandra
Frankie and Alexandra were both able to save a substantial amount of money for their next stage into permanent housing. With great satisfaction in knowing how hard they worked, the family finally was able to move back into a place they could call home. Staff worked with the family of 7 and made sure they had their Welcome Home Kits in hand when leaving Martha’s Village & Kitchen.