Community Stories

Ivory & Jazmine:

Stability Means Everything

While Ivory and Jazmine have a very busy schedule these days, you can hear the joy in their voices as they share a typical day. As Ivory helps their children ages with their virtual learning from 9:00 to 3:00 and cares for their younger daughter, Jazmine is at work. After school & work, the couple are busy setting up the new apartment they recently moved into with Rainbow’s support. 

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Freddie, 23

Rainbow is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Being at Rainbow feels very calming. You don’t have to stress. I’m staying in a shelter right now, and my case manager there connected me to Rainbow. It’s really helped me out a lot. 

When you’re at Rainbow, your stress levels go down, and it’s pretty cool to have that support. It’s a community of people just like myself. Everybody is not exactly the same as who I am but it’s like we all have a basic general understanding that it’s ok to be yourself here. And that’s pretty cool. 

Marie, 24

How Rainbow Changed My Life

I was seeking out counseling because I was very anxiety ridden. I was homeless. I had just gotten assaulted, and I was losing it. I was losing myself. I didn’t want to live anymore.

I wanted a clear space where I could go and feel safe. I looked up the closest community center near me, which was Rainbow. I called and left a message, and they called me back the next day. I got into their counseling service, and because I was homeless I got to be in the Homeless Youth Program. Ever since then they’ve been my family that I get to come home to every Thursday.   

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