The Center was the answer to all my problems.

Eric’s life spiraled out control 10 years ago when he lost both his job and the house he was sharing with his brother. He became homeless, living in shelters, on the streets and at times going from a friend’s home to another.

Thanks to your help, when he visited the Center, the staff explained to him possible assistance services that ultimately led him to apply and receive a YWCA housing voucher, providing shelter assistance. Staff also helped Eric to make over 20 calls to apartment managers and set up visits to see the apartments.

With the support and encouragement of the staff at the Center, Eric found an apartment that fulfilled the YWCA housing assistance criteria. After a decade of homelessness, he couldn’t believe that he finally had a place to call his own.

Thanks to your support, Eric’s life has become stable and he has found a home after 10 years of homelessness.

Without the Center, we wouldn’t be able to give our son a successful life.

The Velasco family came in to the center after exhausting all their resources to help their 9-year-old son with ADHD and Oppositional Defiance Disorder. A University of Washington social worker had suggested they come to Familias Unidas.

After listening carefully to their needs, it became clear that what they wanted most was a way to connect with the community and to find support for the challenging job of raising a child with special needs.

We connected them with the ARC of Snohomish County and Padres Unidos, a group of parents of children with disabilities looking for support and hope. It was such joy to see the look on their faces when they realized they were not alone, and that they could connect with other children and parents who understood what they were going through.