Danielle notes, “The first thing we will do is hang a sign that say, ‘Beindigain’ which means ‘come in’ in Ojibwe.”
As a single mother, Danielle looked forward to a safe and decent place to call home.
“Home means a place to love, and be loved. Home is refuge, home is a happy place, and it is family. It’s memories, security – it’s the foundation of life. It’s somewhere our feet may leave, but not our hearts,” Danielle says.
“The beauty of this program is that I am able to build equity for the future and it’s going to be a huge stepping stone for us. We will learn how to be homeowners, maintain our home and property which will give us all great pride,” says Danielle.
“OAHS is pleased to be a part of Danielle and her family’s journey in finding safe and affordable housing. A home isn’t just a physical structure; it’s security, it’s financial flexibility to afford life’s necessities, and it’s a place of well-being. Assisting community members like Danielle in finding a home is important to us and we look forward to continuous partnerships with Habitat Sault Ste. Marie and Area,” commented Justin Marchand, Executive Director of OAHS.