HOPE Stories

Sheena is a single mom who has been utilizing CHF’s case management services for a little over a year. Her and her son Sam (age 6) lost their housing in California and moved to Oregon in hopes of having a better chance in finding a place to live. They were unable to find housing and had no other options but to camp. Due to their housing instability, Sheena asked Sam’s grandparents on his father’s side if they could care for him until she was able to become more stable and get back into housing. They are now reunited and live in an apartment of their own.

Eight years ago, Amanda came to COI after an interaction with law enforcement. She was using at the time and recovering from the sudden loss of her beloved life partner. Amanda was injured in the interaction and spent time at the ER and intensive care units with life-threatening bullet wounds. She takes full responsibility for the interaction and recognizes that it put her on the path to healing and learning to thrive at COI.