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Shaquandra and four of her five children pose for a photo at Jessie's Place
Shaquandra was working full-time at her Birmingham-area job, often clocking upwards of 10 hours per shift. The idea of needing the help of a shelter was the farthest thing from her mind, but as is so often the case, life took a gradual, but unmistakable turn in the wrong direction. Over a period of six months she consistently saw her hours reduced and was eventually laid off.
Despite securing additional work, the single mother of five children struggled to pay the bills, and that struggle culminated with an eviction notice. When Shaquandra lost her home, she also lost virtually all of her belongings.
Shaquandra helps her son ride his bike in the play area
“People took my stuff when I was put out of my apartment because I didn’t have access to a truck,” she said.
She and her family then moved in with a close friend, but when that friend relocated to Auburn, Shaquandra again found herself facing homelessness and that’s when she turned to Jessie’s Place.
Shaquandra in the Learning Center at Jessie's Place