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Ashley and family

My name is Ashley. I have been working in the medical field for over ten years. I really enjoy my job and love being able to help people. I am a mom to the two most amazing kids. My son, Avondrai, is 7 years old. He really is an amazing kid, so friendly, smart and helpful, loves school, has a lot of friends and loves sports. My daughter, Dynazty, is 4 years old. She also has a lot of friends and is the funniest, sweetest and most loving little girl ever. She loves to dress up, sing, dance, draw, do gymnastics and is always finding a way to make people smile.

I have lived in NY my whole life and my children were born there. I never thought I would be a single mom raising two kids on my own. It has been so hard but I can honestly say my kids are my best friends and all the struggles of raising them on my own have been well worth it, they truly are the strength that keeps me going.  

We faced a lot of struggles living on our own in NY before we decided to make a big move to the country. I still had my job in NY and I did this commute for almost two years. I didn't want to give up my job until I found one here. Finally I found one in the medical field.

There was just one thing missing finding a house for us to live in. We have been sharing one room since we have moved to Connecticut. It has been tight, and we all definitely need our own space and we would love our own kitchen and yard. 

I found out about the Habitat program through a Habitat homeowner. I was interested in the program and applied. My first application was denied, which was very upsetting but I didn’t want to give up. I applied again, had a home inspection and I was so nervous! I could not believe how kind the family selection volunteers were. I was so nervous waiting to hear back. It felt like forever!  Finally I got a call saying that we were selected to become Habitat homeowners. I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy!   


I am looking forward to this experience. It has been such a huge blessing in so many ways. My kids and I will have a permanent, forever home and will no longer have to worry about moving or switching schools. I am excited to help build the home as well. I know owning a Habitat home will give me and my children so much stability and add so much happiness to our lives. It will allow us to accomplish so much more. 

It has ALWAYS been my dream to be a homeowner and I've been working very hard for many years to accomplish this goal for my kids. Having a comfortable, safe and functional home is a crucial piece to a person’s well being and success. Me and my children are so very thankful for this amazing opportunity!    


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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