Up late one-night worrying about the future of her family; the well-being of her kids she was surfing the web for any possible answers to her problem of housing. Her daughter, Anayshia 13, often times slept on the couch because her only other option was an unsafe basement. Junise knew she had to do something. But she wasn’t certain what that was? She happened upon Habitat’s website and registered to be contacted if their housing program opened back up. For her it was a late night hail mary; she didn’t even know if she’d get a call back. She wanted to live in a safer neighborhood and in a house where both her children, Anayshia and her son Nayshawn 8, both had their own rooms upstairs. She dreamed of a home that they could call their own. A couple weeks later she received a call from habitat to attend one of their workshops in deed the program had opened up.
"...I can't wait to plant a garden in the backyard... The kids are looking forward to decorating their bedrooms"
Now they are helping to build their home. Making choices on flooring, paint, and what color appliances they want. “I can’t wait to plant a garden in the backyard and a tree for each of my kids and myself” says Junise. “and the kids they are looking forward to decorating their bedrooms and living in a nice neighborhood where they can play outside” continues Junise. “My children and I are very grateful for Habitat for Humanity giving us the opportunity to become homeowners”