Resilience and Grit: A Mother's Commitment to Her Children

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On this episode of 'Homeless in San Diego: Real People, Real Stories,' host Greg Anglea, CEO of Interfaith Community Services, welcomes Sarah Gomez. Sarah is a Marine Corps veteran, mother of two, and graduate student at Cal State San Marcos. Today she is also an Instructional Technician and Academic Coach at the university.

Greg and Sarah discuss her journey from a successful homeowner to losing everything and becoming homeless with her two children and nowhere to go after her husband was sentenced to jail. Listen to learn how Sarah’s resilience and grit, and her commitment to her children led her to where she is today.

Calls to Action:

  • “If it wasn’t for Interfaith, then I would be one of those families on the street corner,” said Sarah, “Give to programs like Interfaith… Its why we’re here today.” Click here to donate.

  • Advocate to your elected officials to prioritize government grants to end and prevent homelessness for moms like Sarah - more resources for homelessness prevention are especially needed.

  • Interfaith has a special fund, “Offering Hope in Housing,” which is used to help those families facing imminent eviction. Click here, and select “Offering Hope in Housing” from the dropdown menu to donate to this fund and help mom’s like Sarah.