Keys for Keys
These are the stories of our employees that have gotten keys to their new homes through the purchase of your Giving Keys.
Norma explains, "My name is Norma Cruz and I am a single mother with two sons. Michael is 22 yrs old and wants to be a doctor and Christian is six yrs old with a severe case of autism. I was working full time but due to so many evaluations and needing to take care of my son, I ended up loosing my job and as a conseqauence we became homeless. Eventually I became a resident of PATH. At PATH I was invited to be part of The Giving Key project. I want to thank you Caitlin for the amazing opportunity. It is very hard for me to commit to full-time job due to my son being disabled. I have to be available for him at all times. The Giving Keys saved my life because I was able to engrave keys on my own time and I also was able to save enough to move in into my apartment and pay for our family's important expenses in order to survive. This project has been a tremendous blessing in my life. Also, I met Jeff, the love of my life through working together!"
Jeff shares,"In South Carolina, a lot of things were really hard and my wife ended up cheating on me with my best friend and I went through a rough time. I ended up homeless for a while in Santa Monica. I was referred to PATH which helped me meet all the requirements to get my Section 8 voucher for housing and I accomplished everything faster than usual. The job search was very hectic here in California until I heard of The Giving Keys project at PATH. When I met the Keys team, their motivation inspired me to push harder and to get what I wanted in life. They helped me save money to move into an apartment and also meet my lovely Norma. We ended up falling in love and I just asked her to marry me! The keys brought us together. I want to thank everyone who has helped me excel in my life."