Tammy and Sharell
“We were given a second chance. We are blessed.”
These words were spoken by Tammy Kennedy, a single mom living in Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless’ Sheridan Hollow Housing Program. Tammy’s second chance came after she proved herself to be focused on goals and determined to get on her feet. She has overcome challenges to provide happiness for herself and her daughters Casandra and Sharell.
Tammy was homeless three times. Staying in shelters was not the way she wanted to live but being a single mom, facing a series of layoffs and loosing housing Tammy had no choice. While attending support groups she showed her passion for rising out of homelessness in order to provide a better life for her and her daughters. She was referred to Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless’ Sheridan Hollow Housing Program.
At Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless is where Tammy’s second chance began.Today, Tammy is a member of the PTA at Sharell’s school and involved in Rehabilitative Support Services as a peer advocate and Lead Event Planner. Tammy also leads a support group at the Center for Disability Services, St. Margaret’s Center where her daughter Casandra resides. Tammy recently passed her entrance exam for Bryant and Stratton College.
Tammy plans to obtain her education and work in the Human Services Field. She dreams to have her own office. She looks forward to helping others get on their feet and on the path to self sufficiency.
Tammy thanks her daughters Casandra and Sharell for bringing so much joy and staff at Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless for believing in her and helping her take steps that have made such a difference in her life.