Just before the holidays, our community partner Starfish Assignment referred Angelique and her family for furniture provision. The referring Columbus Division of Police Officer, Antionette Hysell, tells the story of how Starfish Assignment and the Furniture Bank were able to create a new start for Angelique and her family!
“I met this family after a dispatched call for service that involved a check on the well-being of the kids. Their apartment was in dire need of cleaning and after speaking with the mother, Angelique, it was discovered she was on her own with five kids.
Angelique disclosed that the father of the children was in jail and admitted that they were in desperate need of household items, bedding, and clothing. I reached out to Starfish once I realized I was not able to provide their family all they needed on my own. Starfish connected me with the Furniture Bank, which enabled Angelique to get new beds, couches, a dining set, and other necessities for the household.
Angelique stated that the help she was offered motivated her to get herself together, and she and the kids have been very grateful throughout the entire process. This family is truly deserving of the help given to them by Starfish and the Furniture Bank…”
Stories like this not only remind us how tangible and immediate our impact is, but also how valuable our community partners truly are. We are so appreciative of Starfish Assignment’s shared care for our families in need!