Diana was married for over 15 years but the relationship became unhealthy and violent. She moved to be closer to her sister in Yucca Valley. Soon after her move she obtained employment as a caregiver and for three years she lived comfortably. Unexpectedly, her client’s family members decided that they would no longer need her service. The family decided that they would be taking over with the care of the elderly client, for the remainder of his life (her client was 97 years old). This left Diana with no source of income. She stated that she applied to jobs but was unable to find a stable job in such a small town.
Diana soon was unable to provide for herself and found herself homeless. She was staying at Roy’s Desert Resource Center “Roy’s” for a few months. This was just after they had announced that they would be closing their doors. Diana was scared that she would be left with no place to live during this difficult time. Her Case Manager at Roy’s referred her to Martha’s Village and Kitchen.
“Martha’s has given me an opportunity again, I’m very thankful for everything here.”
Diana has been a resident of Martha’s Village and Kitchen since the end of May. She has utilized the Career and Education Center and has worked diligently with her Case Manager Pablo. Diana was able to obtain employment as a housekeeper.
“I love everything here, the people here are really nice and helpful. I’d like to thank my case manager for all the help he has given me.”
She plans on working hard and saving enough money to be able to find a safe place to live. Diana stated that in the future she would love to find employment as a caregiver again, or go back to school and work in the medical field. But for now she is working on saving money and transitioning out.