Being a single father to four children is no doubt a challenge. Managing the responsibility while trying to overcome homelessness feels practically impossible.
That’s the situation C.O. found himself in after his wife died of bone cancer in 2015 and he lost his job. Unable to pay the rent, C.O.and the children moved in with is sister. The family was forced to move when the landlord determined there were too many people in the apartment.
C.O. went to the Lewis Center and was assigned to Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches. His case worker helped him get grief counseling. He also learned money management and got help finding an apartment.
C.O. is now working full time as a bus attendant with the School District of Palm Beach County. He and the children just moved into a three bedroom apartment.