Family Support & Connections – Curt

After Curt suffered three strokes, he and his family decided to move out of Georgia, believing the hot weather was contributing to his illness. They took what they could fit in their car and moved across country to Oregon with hopes that cooler, rainy weather would help his health.

With resources and medication depleted from their journey and a single motel room they called home, the family contacted the Department of Human Services looking for help. Curt was referred to the LifeWorks NW Family Support & connections program to receive help.

The families needs were exhaustive. They lacked housing, owned very few clothes, couldn’t meet basic needs, didn’t know how to register their child for school. The Family Support & Connections program staff began helping the family connect with other agencies and begin working on their goals. The family entered permanent housing within a month, found a physician who specialized in stroke patients, enrolled their child in school; found furniture and even brought a companion pet into their lives.

Having a home is basic but sometimes it isn’t simple. Curt and his family are happy to be able to say “We have a home now.”

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