The K.E.N. Fund, The King – Elaines’ Nobility Scholarship Fund
We have set up a memorial scholarship fund in KJ Rhodes' name, called The K.E.N. Fund, The King – Elaines’ Nobility Scholarship Fund to honor his life and legacy.
Note: Mary is not her real name. We changed it for her protection.
When Mary first reached out to Metro United Way she was living in a hotel with her four children (ages 10–16). She had just escaped an abusive husband and, as a result, lost her home, her job, and her means of transportation.
Her husband’s behavior had caused her to lose her last few jobs, friends, and even some of her family. She considered moving out of state to be closer to her brother, but her children were thriving in their schools, especially her youngest son who is autistic, and she didn’t want to uproot them mid-school year.
Through a partnership with the Siemer Institute for Family Stability, that works to prevent family homelessness and reduce school mobility, we supported her with securing affordable housing and assisted with the moving process. After the family felt safe in its new home, Mary was anxious to find work. We worked with her on developing her résumé and enabled her to get new clothes for her interviews.
The assistance Mary and her family received through the Siemer Institute brought stability to the family in the following ways:
The recovery process has been a long journey, but with continued support from our program, Mary feels optimistic about her future for the first time. With your donation, you can help other families just like them. Please donate today.