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Testimonials

Hear From Our Guests

Hear the story of

the Johnson family.

When COVID-19 hit, many families found their lives upended. The damage of the pandemic has been profound.

Hear the story of one of these families in their own words.

Hear the story of

Connie and her son.

COVID-19 is a huge obstacle to those in need of help, already struggling to find solid ground.

 

Hear the story of Connie and her son who seek a return to stability.

Hear the story of

Freshauna and her son.

Through the help of MCREST, Freshauna was able to secure permanent housing and become a children's book author.

 

Hear the story of what some assistance can do for a family.

Hear the story of

Connisha.

Listen to her story, from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

"A safe place to sleep for me and my son. They push me to do better; to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. They never gave up on me."

TASHA came to MCREST with her three children after being asked to leave a family members home. With the help of our Learning & Resource Center she found a job as a CNA. She began immediately looking for a new home for her family. After finding an affordable three bedroom home in Warren, MCREST helped with the security deposit and up to three months rent.


Tasha is now self-reliant and her youngest son Landon will soon begin school in Warren.

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EMELIA and her two daughters left housing due to a broken marriage. After researching careers at our Learning & Resource Center, she entered a CNA certificate program. After completing the program, Emelia located housing in Roseville, found a job, signed her lease and moved into her new home. MCREST assisted with the security deposit and the first three months rent.


Emelia is happy to be back on her feet and her daughters are back in school, have many new friends, and the trauma of being homeless is fading.

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When MAGDALENA came to MCREST she was holding down three jobs but it was not enough to pay for housing and support three children. So while her children stayed with family, Magdalena entered an Administrative Assistant certificate program arranged by our Learning & Resource Center.


After graduating at the top of her class, she landed a great job, secured housing, and reunited with her children. A short time ago Magdalena called to inform us that she was just hired by Quicken Loans as a Regional Relationship Manager! Way to go Magdalena!

Hear From Our Staff

The following is an interview a MCREST case manager had with a current MCREST client.

How has coming to MCREST helped you during the current pandemic?

“If MCREST was not helping us, we would be sleeping in my car. We have a safe place to recover from COVID-19 and stay under quarantine without getting anyone else sick. After the quarantine is over, I will be able to stay in a safe environment and start looking for child care and a job. I want to find a place to live with my daughter. Without MCREST helping us, it would be difficult to accomplish these goals.”

What happened that caused you to seek shelter at MCREST?

“My daughter and I were staying with my cousin for one year and a couple months. She kicked us out without any warning because I was sick. I had a fever off and on for a few weeks. The day she kicked us out, my fever was the highest it had been. My daughter and I went to the hospital to get checked out. They would not let us in the building but checked me at curb-side. They checked my breathing and my temperature. They gave me a prescription to treat the virus and sent us on our way. I looked up emergency shelters and found the telephone number for MCREST. I called the number and drove directly to the office in Roseville. I am not sure where we would be now if MCREST did not let us stay.”