Taneka became homeless almost three years ago following a serious car accident and devastating health diagnosis. When she first came to the Coalition for the Homeless for help, she and her three children were living in a shelter for nearly two years. We immediately enrolled her children in our summer sleep-away camp, Camp Homeward Bound, so they could escape the grim realities of shelter life for a few weeks and just be kids while Taneka underwent medical treatment. Once the Camp season ended, we helped the family apply for food stamps and medical insurance and are now working with them to obtain permanent housing with support services through our Client Advocacy Program.
This video was lovingly made by her teenage daughter as part of a Digital Media Internship at the Coalition.