Diane was referred to us through one of the fantastic social service agencies supporting women and families who have experienced domestic violence. She and her family had to flee from their home in the middle of the night when they received news her abuser was no longer in custody and may be headed her way. They left with what they could pack in an hour and her vehicle. She had to take a leave from her job so she could begin the process of rebuilding her life. What does it look like to have to relocate, rebuild and recover from the trauma of violence?
One of the things needed is a way to keep moving forward, literally! JumpStart and Good News Auto had the privilege of being able to assist in needed safety repairs on her vehicle. This will enable her to continue going to appointments and getting her children where they need to go. When she is ready a reliable vehicle will also enable her to access her employment. This is our small way of keeping her and her family on the road and moving forward.
Another traveller we met recently is Allan. He is a single dad and also working to rebuild his life after a variety of detours. He has recently gotten a job working with a great social agency which helps people transition from homelessness to living in their own home and learning everything that goes along with that. He needs a vehicle to take participants to appointments and to carry out the duties of his employment.
He was able to access JumpStart for needed repairs and ensure he and the people he is supporting are safe on the road.