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Alan and Debra moved into the Scattered Site program at the Salvation Army from the THRU program. Just months before Debra and Alan were homeless due to Debra's drug use. She began using cocaine on a daily basis and it consumed her whole life. They lost all of their money due to this addiction and lost custody of their children.
Throughout their stay in the program, Debra and Alan cleaned up their lives. They successfully completed the reunification process with their two sons and eventually got their records expunged of the child neglect charges. Alan began classes at a local community college and in a little over two years obtained two Associates degrees, one in Criminal Justice and one in Philosophy. Alan got a full time job working at a Youth Correctional Facility and Debra got a job as a telemarketer. They were determined and very proactive in making a better life for themselves and their sons. Debra and Alan cleaned up their bad credit by filing bankruptcy and purchasing a new car. This in turn allowed them to purchase a home of their own.
At the end of their stay in the Scattered Site program, they moved into their newly purchased home knowing that things were going to be better. They both made huge strides in their lives and ultimately went from homelessness to home ownership. Now that's a SUCCESS!!!
The Salvation Army
Transitional Housing Residential Unit