Thank you to James & Helen for using 2roofs Real Estate to sell your beautiful home. Read below on how your sale helped individuals like Ken receive healthy housing through the Opportunity Council and the Bellingham Home Fund.
Ken was struggling immensely with his homeless lifestyle at the age of 68; he was caught between a multitude of tensions at the Drop-In Center and the dangers of camping away from the shelter. At one point he was assaulted and robbed in his own tent. At about the same time, he needed surgery, but couldn’t be cleared for the operation until he had a safe place to rest and recover. Ken’s high utilization of services like the hospital and crisis triage center made him eligible for “Intensive Case Management” services at Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement (WAHA). At WAHA, he was supported with managing his medical care and medications.
Eleanor Apartments, an affordable housing complex for seniors funded by the Bellingham Home Fund, was built with 10% of its units set aside for clients like Ken that were homeless and had signed up for housing, and Ken was one of the lucky ones able to move into a beautiful and affordable apartment. He was so happy that he would cry tears of joy nearly every time we encountered him. Ken was able to have his surgery, and his health quickly stabilized to the point that he was no longer in need of “Intensive Case Management” services.