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Linsey and Family

My name is Linsey. I'm the mother of two incredible young men named Daron and Devin. I work third shift providing personal care to a gentleman that has a traumatic brain injury. I also work as an on-call employee, providing care to adults with developmental delays. I attend Quinebaug Valley Community College part time. I'm working on my Associates degree in Human Services.

I work very hard to provide for my children, they are my world. Daron is 16 years old and attends Ellis Technical School's electrical program. He's an excellent student, loves sports, and is always willing to help others out. He's my rock. Devin is 13 years old and attends Putnam Middle School. He loves music and plays in the school band. He also enjoys reading and volunteers setting up for the lunch program at Putnam Library. In addition to my two biological children, I also foster a young boy. He is 8 years old and so full of life. He plays on the soccer and basketball team. I have been a therapeutic foster parent through Waterford Country School for over four years now. Prior to that my family lived in Rhode Island and fostered children through an agency called Mentor.

Being a single mother of three boys is not easy but thankfully I have the love and support of my mom, Paula. She's been living with us for the last few years due to some health problems and has proven to be as much help to me as I am to her.

With a family of five, I was unable to find an apartment that contains enough bedrooms and space for us all to be comfortable. I ended up having to rent both floors of a two family home. This as proven to be very costly. I pay a monthly rent along with two electric bills and two gas bills. My living conditions were not perfect; there's extensive mold in the basement, doors and windows in need of repair and a bulkhead that provided access for animals to get into the basement. With the undesirable living conditions, bills and high rent cost, I've had trouble making ends meet. I wanted desperately to save money to buy a home I could call my own.

I saw an ad posted in the Bargain Buyer about an upcoming informational session that explained how Habitat for Humanity worked, I decided to attend. At the time I did not realize my decision to attend this meeting would change my life in such a positive way. I filled out applications, sent in paperwork, and had a home visit, the further along that I got in the process the more excited I became. The day I received the phone call letting me know my family and I had been chosen to become a Habitat for Humanity family I was overjoyed with excitement. The great thing about Habitat for Humanity is it's an organization that not only helps people find suitable housing, but also shows that there are good honest people who are willing to donate their time and sweat to help others. I'm proud to be able to be part of that. 

This is an amazing opportunity for my family and I; we are honored.

Housing before Habitat -

   

One of the rotton support beams

Moldy, inoperable windows

Sponsors

  • National Partner
    National Partner
  • Dream Builder
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  • Dream Builder
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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

377 Broad Street
New London Connecticut, 06320
E-mail: mission@habitatect.org
Telephone: 860-442-7890
Fax: 860-701-1334