STORIES

Jojo’s Story

JoJo became a tenant of Florence House after living in both the emergency shelter and safe haven housing in the building.

“You have a place to go, you have people to talk to, you have the support of the staff. It’s a lot safer than being out in the streets… you’re really supported here.”

Coming from a physically and emotionally abusive family situation, she had not known stability or safety for much of her life, making the transition to independent living quarters more challenging. Florence House has offered JoJo a safe place to call home with the support she needed to overcome her painful past, get medical treatment, keep appointments, and take care of her body and mind.