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Shanette and family

My name is Shanette and I am the proud parent of three spectacular children. Shaneva, 15 years old, is in the 10th grade. The sky is the limit for her. She is involved with the cheer team, the S.T.E.P.S. and Star program. She is president of the Art Club and a member of the Math team. She is always on the First Honor Roll. Her ambition is to become a physician. Shavaughn, 13 years old, is in the 7th grade. He enjoys playing basketball. When he is not playing basketball he enjoys playing his Play Station. Shantel, 11 years old, is in the 5th grade. She enjoys modeling and outdoor activities. I am a Medical Assistant and have been employed with my current employer for three years. I am an active member of my church, Heritage Tabernacle. I am the Assistant Youth President of the Youth Ministry and President of the Vision Legacy Project where we aim to stomp out hunger in Haiti and Jamaica. I consider myself to be a hard worker, go-getter and someone you can always count on.

My family currently occupies a two-bedroom apartment. The sleeping arrangements are not always the best. There are the issues of overcrowding and affordability. I work hard and manage to keep a roof over our heads. There is always the concern of safety. Living in this apartment complex I am not sure of individuals entering. I’m always nervous to send my children outside to play. My co-worker who is familiar with my current housing situation introduced me to Habitat for Humanity and gave me some insight into the program. I went online requested information and was notified of an upcoming Applicant Information Meeting. I applied and did the necessary paperwork. Following the application process, I was told CONGRATULATIONS you have been selected to become a future Habitat homeowner. I was lost for words; I just fell on my knees and began to thank God.

 The journey is well worth it. If I had gone to a traditional financial institution, chances are I would not have met certain requirements. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity I am on my way to becoming a homeowner. My family and I look forward to volunteering, so another family can experience what we experienced. To know that we will have a place of your own is so joyous. I still feel like I am dreaming, but thanks to God and to Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut my dream is going to become a reality.


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Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut

377 Broad Street
New London Connecticut, 06320
Telephone: 860-442-7890
Fax: 860-701-1334