Monday, June 1, marked Eileen Vizenor’s first night in her new apartment.
“It was terrific,” she said. “I even had trouble sleeping because it was so quiet. I liked sleeping in until 7 a.m. For the last five months I’ve had to get up at 5:30 every morning.”
Eileen lost her job in December, wasn’t able to make her rent in January and soon found herself and her 8-year-old Corgi, Molly Mae, experiencing homelessness. “I count my blessings for women’s shelters,” she says. “Molly and I did have a place to sleep inside. We didn’t have to sleep out on the streets.”