Returning home for a new beginning

Deanna Josephine Weisman

I'm looking forward to being with my family again.

Deanna moved to Hawaii with her three children expecting to live with her boyfriend's parents. After her plans fell through, without shelter or a source of income, Deanna was forced to move her family to IHS' emergency shelter.

With the help of the IHS team, Deanna took quick action. She enrolled her children in a nearby school where they were able to take advantage of food assistance programs and sought employment at McDonalds in order to start saving money. 

With financial assistance from IHS covering half of her family's airfare, Deanna was able to purchase plane tickets to reconnect with her immediate family in Alaska. Back in their home state, her family has been able to regain stability and speed their recovery.

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