Helping Families in Crisis Find Stable Housing

With the help of United Way of Greater New Haven, Andretia was able to find an apartment after losing her housing while her teenage son was fighting for his life while undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer.

“My son Elijah had thyroid cancer and was fighting for his life. It was the scariest moment of my life. Then on top of that, we had no place to stay. With United Way’s help, we were able to get a home. Which is what we needed more than anything at the time. If we didn’t get this apartment, we would have been living in a car. I don’t know what I would have done. Thank God for the United Way.”

Elijah is doing much better now and was able to graduate from high school despite his health challenges. With a stable place to call home, Andretia says her physical and mental health have improved drastically. She is now attending Gateway Community College and pursuing her dream of becoming an artist and art therapist. Because of donors like you, Andretia and Elijah have been able to grow and thrive with the stable foundation of secure housing.


andretia's story