Yolanda, 43, lost her son in 2007 and subsequently lost interest in life. She became homeless for five years, surviving domestic violence, turning to alcohol abuse, and battling depression. A LAHSA HOST team connected her to shelter, mental health services, and ultimately an Emergency Housing Voucher for the Delilah Apartments.
Yolanda was excited to have a place of her own where she could have her daughter and grandchild over for dinner. Unfortunately, she lost her daughter to a car accident, and her second son also passed away. Even though her daughter could not be with her when she moved in, Yolanda says she knows her daughter is watching over her. She also plans to celebrate her late son’s birthday.