Latasha Brown Earns a Degree After Surviving Years of Hardship
Latasha Brown Survived Divorce and Homelessness and is Thriving as Business Woman
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Seven years ago Latasha Brown divorced her husband and found herself in a homeless shelter with her two children. Through hard work and determination Brown has graduated with a degree in business administration and nonprofit leadership, reports Fox 4.
Brown was determined to survive and build a better life for herself and her children. She was accepted into the Hillcrest Ministries Program, which helped her get her life back on track, and worked two jobs.
Even after she was hospitalized for diabetic shock, Brown continued to work hard. She will be attending graduate school in the fall.
"It's like I said, I shouldn't be here today," Brown told the news provider. "It's just so awesome that I made it through all of this and just kept right on going."
According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, a survey conducted in 23 cities in the United States found that 29 percent of the individuals in emergency housing were part of families. They also found that many of these cities did not have enough facilities to accommodate their homeless population and had to turn some away.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) lists several resources for individuals experiencing homelessness, including locating local assistance for food, shelter, tutoring for children, and jobs skills training as well as housing counseling.
The stigma that comes with being homeless may lead some to not seek help, but there are countless agencies dedicated to providing assistance to individuals and families to help get them back on their feet.