After her husband left, Candi and her kids had to move in with her Mom and sleep on the floor. “That was so hard,” she says. “I had to eat my pride.” Fast forward 6 years: Candi entered CLI’s Transitional Housing Program, so she and her kids have a clean and safe apartment with comfortable […]
Real Clients Coping With COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the lives of many around the world. Within our own community, families are suffering from unemployment, lack of resources, and health concerns. To take a closer look at how our Transitional Housing Program participants are coping with the effects of COVID-19, we asked them to share their personal stories. As […]
YB – A Transitional Housing Success Story
When YB first moved to the United States six years ago with no job, no home, and no help, he faced a seemingly impossible task: to achieve self-sufficiency while raising his high school daughter on his own. After six months at a local shelter, he enrolled in our Transitional Housing Program. Just two months after […]
Ama – A Transitional Housing Success Story
Ama and her husband came to America in hopes of a better life and greater opportunities. But for Ama, it was a frightening time in which she found herself totally dependent on her husband. Ama spoke very little English, had no friends or family in her new country and often found herself on the bad […]
Kids Explain “What Community Lodgings Means” to Them
“Community Lodgings is loving, safe, and super awesome.” “This is truly something special because it’s only certain people dedicated to giving, and that’s Community Lodgings!” “I am thankful for the chance I was given to be a voice for my community and to tell others about Community Lodgings, its programs, and how it’s been a […]
Offering Translation Services for Adults in Need
“Buenas tardes. Nos gustaría establecer una reunión para discutir el comportamiento de su hijo en la escuela.” (“Good afternoon. We would like to set up a meeting to discuss your child’s behavior in school.”) Imagine your child handing you that note and you do not speak or understand Spanish. The note is on school letterhead […]
Did You See Us on Channel 4/NBC Washington?
One of our many services is to help homeless domestic violence survivors transition to independence. One of our former clients shared her story with the Washington, D.C. area NBC affiliate, Channel 4, on how we helped her and her two sons achieve stability and success. Watch the video here.
Sou-Sou: A Success Story
Sou-Sou is an attentive young mother with one eye and one ear perpetually trained on Colin, her two and a half year old son. Her path to her sleek, modern apartment was not a smooth one. She was isolated and alone, a victim of domestic violence. But her arrival at Community Lodgings’ apartment number four, […]