- Posted by Markolline Forkpa
By Caitlyn Farrell, Family Services Coordinator
I am so excited to have recently joined Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County as the Family Services Coordinator. I recently graduated from college. During my time in college, I worked with families at a crisis nursery and survivors of intimate partner violence. The families and survivors showed me that it is possible to have great strength and resiliency, while undergoing tremendous struggles. Working with them also helped me to identify the need for and lack of stable housing.
My interest in Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County was driven by the fact that the organization fills what I saw as a gap in services in many areas. Stable, affordable housing is something every family should enjoy. I am very happy to be working with an organization that works towards that goal through various programs. The numerous programs here allow Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County to reach people who are not in the Home-Buying program, and to positively affect many people. So far, I have had the opportunity to meet with the families in the Almost Home program, and I am so impressed with their commitment to the program and eagerness to work towards financial stability and homeownership.
I look forward to meeting more of the families involved with the programs at Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County. I hope, with the help of the community and the wonderful and dedicated staff here, the education programming can expand to impact more families and help them to be financially empowered. Additionally, I am looking forward to working with families as they move towards homeownership. I am learning so much from my colleagues and from our families, and I look forward to continuing to engage with them.