I am Linda. I am a single mom. When I injured myself at my old job, I had to stop working, and my son and I were evicted. I applied for disability while living in my car which was confusing, time consuming, and incredibly frustrating. We showered at the Youth and Family Center. I felt like we had become invisible. Someone told me about HEART of Taos.
I am Carol.
I was laid off from my job and couldn’t find work. Then the unthinkable – I was evicted from my home, and I had no car. I tried to find work while living in a friend’s RV but got depressed when my friend said I had to leave. I turned to HEART of Taos.
I am Rene.
My husband George died suddenly of a massive heart attack; I was left with no life insurance and no savings. I was evicted. My car wasn’t working. I am 65 years old, and I couldn’t find a job. I couldn’t find a rental I could afford on Social Security so I ended up in a motel. I turned to HEART of Taos.
I am Sandra. I have been living on friends’ couches. After my partner left, I couldn’t afford the rent. I had no savings and sold everything I could. I was living on food stamps, income from my part-time job, and the tolerance of friends when I turned to HEART of Taos.