Hello I am new to this blogging thing, but I am ready to dig in. I am a mother, student, and employee of the American Red Cross. I just recently moved to Fort Wayne, IN; it has been about 5 months now. I haven’t really had the opportunity to get out and see what Fort Wayne has to offer, but I will soon. When I came here I was homeless. I knew that my landlord was getting ready to put me out, so I just left. My daughter and I stayed at the Interfaith Hospitality Network. If you are ever homeless (hopefully you won’t be) I would reccommend their services. Anyway…Homelessness is a character building experience, especially when you are so far removed from family and friends. I got through it, it wasn’t all bad, but I was happy when I moved into my apartment. There are many resources available in this city thatcan help a person get on their feet. I would suggest only using them as a stepping stone. Being homeless made me stronger and it made me appreciate things a lot more. To overcome the situation you have to have drive and determination. You can’t be complacent. I would like to be able to help others tap into the resoures that I found to be helpful when I was homeless and even now that I am in my apartment, there are resources to help you stay successful. This is my intro, hope to hear from you soon.