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“A friend told me about La Posada. I came and I was surprised because it doesn’t look like a shelter. It looks just like a home. I was so glad when they told me we could stay. They’ve been so good to me. Honestly, none of this would be happening if I hadn’t been here. They’ve helped me so much.” – Marquita, La Posada resident

A New Journey Begins for LaQuita and Her Son

When LaQuita Hamilton and her infant son walked into La Posada Family Emergency, she didn’t want to be there and she didn’t want to talk to anyone.  Staff members Robert Nalls and Case Manager Janelle Addie were persistent to change LaQuita’s mind.

Living in La Posada was a whole new world.  There were rules and guidelines that at first LaQuita resisted.  With the help of her case manager and the La Posada staff, LaQuita opened up and let go of her past.  She credits the staff’s persistence and compassion with helping her start a new life.

After three months, LaQuita was able to find permanent housing for herself and her son.  She says the experience at La Posada taught her how to set rules and boundaries.  Now she says, “I make myself a better mother.”  LaQuita knows that her journey is just beginning and that she is responsible for continuing what began at La Posada.  Today she has a place of her own, and when her son walks out the door she says, “I want him to know that there’s still hope and that he has a chance.”

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