When Lecette Shillingford came to Shepherd’s House in October 2012, she was out of work and homeless with her two-year-old triplets. Now, less than a year later, Lecette is leaving the transitional housing program as a full time home health aide with over $5,000 in savings. Through Shepherd’s House, a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida, Lecette received counseling, assistance with child care, and job coaching. Lecette and her children will move into their own apartment over Labor Day weekend and will continue to receive support through Shepherd’s House After Care program.
On August 30 at 2:30 p.m., Shepherd’s House will host a farewell celebration to honor Lecette’s accomplishments and give hope and inspiration to the other mothers in the program. Tasha Branson from New Moves Partnership, will be there to present her with a welcome gift. New Moves Partnership works with Shepherd’s House and other community agencies to assist with quality housing for families who have become homeless.
Lecette will be available to be interviewed about her experience following the presentation.
Catholic Charities of Central Florida is the largest non-profit social service organization in Central Florida. Their mission is to provide vital social services for people in need regardless of their religious, social, or economic background, to improve lives of individuals, families and the community. These social services include emergency financial assistance, food, medical care, transitional housing, and affordable housing programs. Catholic Charities of Central Florida is a nationally accredited agency with the Council on Accreditation, assuring delivery of the highest quality services possible to individuals, families, and children in Central Florida.