My name is Miranda. I was just 18 when my daughter Janelle was born. As a single mom, I was having a hard time making ends meet and taking care of my little girl. And then things got even worse: I broke my leg in a freak accident, and my employer had no disability coverage.

Unable to work, I fell behind on my rent, utilities, and life in general. Before long, I lost my apartment.

I felt scared, broken, and hopeless when I walked through the door at The Salvation Army. But I could feel the love right away. A caseworker named Amy helped me complete a resume and, within a week, land a new job. Plus, The Salvation Army provided me with an apartment subsidy for six months.

Amy continued to help us, bringing groceries, books, and toys. She gave us rides to meetings at The Salvation Army, where I found encouragement and fellowship, and where Janelle found friends. Soon, I was not only making it on my own, but flourishing.

I owe my life to The Salvation Army. When we were homeless, I was ready to place Janelle in foster care because I couldn’t take care of her the way I needed to. Now we have a real home of our own. It’s a miracle. Thank you so much!