Cassey found herself in a nightmare situation. She was pregnant, homeless, and without any family support. With the help of Housing Initiatives and another local agency, Cassey was able to receive rent assistance to afford a home in Madison, where rent is incredibly high.

Cassey’s children, Tyler and Derek, are now 11 and 9. The kids are healthy and happy, with Tyler on the school honor role and Derek excelling at reading and language.

Cassey continues her battle with mental illness, but life is much better for her and her children with a stable, safe home.

“Housing Initiatives means a lot to me and my kids. My home is near the school and it’s a safe neighborhood. I can’t imagine where we’d be without Housing Initiatives. I’m very grateful.”