My life was transformed

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A past client of Monte Cecilia Housing Trust, Ruth2  explains how the lives of she and her children were transformed by the support she received: “I’ll never forget the support from the Monte staff in my difficult days. Those days of support have changed my life forever.”

After my separation I was homeless, but Monte supported me into their emergency housing. They supported me to work towards achieving sustainable housing, and later they transferred me into long-term safe, warm and secure rental housing.  

Now after 30 years, and having received that support into stable housing, and with employment, I now own a home, have a full time job and am self-sustainable. My children are educated and they too are employed and able to provide for themselves.

“I can relate to people’s situations and can assure them only the best support came from Monte based on my lived experiences. I came to Monte with a housing need in February 1989, they supported me with a house and assisted me to have a stable life”.

The staff at Monte are passionate and take pride in the work they do through advocacy, social work, emergency, transitional and long term social housing. But more than that, Monte strives to provide life changing experiences that offer families a future and a hope.