An atypical anniversary allows the Hall family to reflect on struggles

Categories: COMMUNITY CARE: Preventing Homelessness, Season of Sharing, Response and Recovery,

The Halls never needed financial assistance before yet found themselves in search of a safety net like Season of Sharing. COVID-19 has been equally unfair to all.

“You don’t expect it. You pull into a neighborhood like this, it’s beautiful homes,” Karen said. From the outside, people might think, “It can’t be too hard on them right now.”

Realizing that they were now in a position to ask for help was difficult, Karen said. She worried about taking away resources from a family that might “really need it,” not thinking her own family was one that did.

“It’s definitely made us stronger,” Karen said. “There have been some really stressful moments of us both being at the breaking point. It has made us stronger as a couple to realize we can get through this.”