“We’ve lived in Florida since February 2019. I fled my home in Georgia due to a domestic violence situation.” She drove away with her two boys, 17-year old, William and 16-year old, Nicholas. “We ended up in Florida…were living in our car in the Wal-Mart parking lot.” It was tough, to never be homeless and now you’re homeless with your kids.” After two months, “someone got me connected with a domestic abuse shelter…they gave us Catholic Charities’ number. “

William, Jamilah and Niko

Pasco Women’s Shelter, an eight-month program for homeless women, took her in. “Catholic Charities helped me…to work because the boys could stay at the shelter…without me being there.” Jamilah caught a bus for work at 5:00 am and wouldn’t return home until 10:30 …