Amanda Carson was referred to the Homeless Prevention Pilot project by the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women (KCIW). Incarcerated for a drug charge, she lost everything when she went to prison.
Jessica Rogers, a Family Stabilization Program case manager for Family & Children’s Place, started meeting with Carson while she was KCIW to help her set goals for her release.
Carson was released to the Successful Living Transitional Housing Program, where she lived for a few weeks before she left the program following a conflict with her roommate. Carson spent a few days with friends, but was forced to sleep in the open under a bridge until Rogers could connect her with the Rapid Rehousing program.
Carson is safely and stably housed in her own apartment and is working in food service at a local hospital, and hopes to reunite with her teenage daughter next month.