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Janine & Children

Janine & Her Children

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What does “home” mean to you?

My kids and grandson all living under one roof is the true meaning of home. 

Who or what inspires you?

My two best friends, Bridge of Hope, all of my Neighboring group, God, and most importantly, my kids.

What was your life like before Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area?

Before Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area I was homeless and living in a motel with my two teen sons and my toddler son. I was exhausted from trying to work two jobs to pay for our motel costs, car payments, and car repairs. I started college but wasn’t able to finish. My family told me to give up my kids, but I wanted to work hard to keep us together. I lost everything when I became homeless, but I do have one very helpful best friend to lean on. 

Where do you want to see yourself and your family in the next one to two years?

I’d like to complete my college education and find a career that offers me benefits and better pay. I want to be on the road to owning my own home. I want to see my sons healthy, happy, playing sports, and having hobbies. 

What is your family’s greatest strength?   

Determination. 

In one word describe your family’s personality?

Fierce. 

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