April 2019 Client Story

During the month of April 2019 START was able to divert a family from needing to stay in an emergency shelter by connecting them with a housing case manager that worked with the family to secure housing. Once the housing was secure, START connected to the landlord while receiving a copy of their lease showing a move in date. To prevent the family from being up-rooted from Stoughton until their move in date while staying in shelters of Madison, START was able to provide 1 week motel stay to keep the children and parent of the home local until they could move in to their new apartment. The children’s ability to attend school was not disrupted and they were able to focus on their education rather than worrying about becoming homeless in a shelter.