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Elaine Bennett

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Ms. Bennett fell on hard times when she lost her employment, then her apartment...

from the COVID pandemic. With limited income, Ms. Bennett resided with her member (mother) but had a verbal disagreement which led Ms. Bennett to contact the PG County, Maryland homeless hotline and received shelter placement at Shepherd’s Cove Emergency Shelter. While residing at the shelter, Ms. Bennett has weekly meetings with her case manager and develops/implements personal goals which includes saving, housing, health improvement including mental health and searching for a part-time job. In addition, Ms. Bennett has accomplished one goal (housing) by completing a housing application with the PG County Housing Authority but waiting for the application to be approved; then Ms. Bennett can begin searching for a new home. A fun fact: Ms. Elaine Bennett loves to read novels and line dances.

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    former CEO, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission
    The number one question I'm asked, is " Jeff, how do I respond when asked for help on the street? Samaritan is an answer to that question.
    Nicole S.
    now-housed Samaritan Member
    This is the first time in seven years people have seen me for who I am, not what I look like or come from.
    Chris C.
    Samaritan Member
    Thanks to samaritans for checking up on and feeding me… Don’t know how I would have ate or kept warm many nights without you.
    Laura L.
    now-housed Samaritan Member
    Sometimes, you can feel really invisible and it can kind of feel al lot of times like there's no help out there. It was just nice to have people be like "Yea, we really want to help."

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