I am trying to help out a good friend. If you can't help out tangibly, then please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!
My friend is a 33 year old woman currently living near West Hollywood, CA. She's had a brutal few years. She worked for Costco successfully in San Francisco for a number of years, until she was assaulted on the job and had to leave for her own safety. She was raised in Anaheim Hills, and has been back in SOCAL for more than a year. She has both a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts (women' studies) and also a cosmetology license! She currently works as a cashier at a Lassen's Market , so she doesn't make much money. For the past year, she has been sleeping on a couch, or SHARING A BED with a platonic friend. This woman really needs some space of her own. She has struggled with unstable and unpredictable housing for the last few years, which weighs on a person and takes its toll. Not knowing where you will be staying month to month is toxic to anyone's mental health.
I would love an opportunity for her to move in with a strong family or couple, or (very stable single person) that is looking to rent a room. Unfortunately, working for Lassen's she cannot afford much more than 400-500 a month at the most. She is working hard to find a new job/career. But her job with Lassen's is stable. However, she is great with animals and pets. She will do all of your pet care, clean your home, etc. You can trust her with watching your home while you are away. More than willing to exchange for reduced rent. This would be best for someone needing a little bit of cash but see their role as providing a ministry to her. She is one of the nicest and compassionate women. She is NOT a practicing Christian, and would need someone to meet her where she is. She has no problem with my own faith, or discussing my faith. She was raised with very fundamentalist and toxic religion that has wounded her.
My prayer for her is for her to feel some stability, safety and to try to feel like she is on some stable footing. Do you know anyone that can help her? Are you that person? Will you pray for her?
Please call or text Sarah if you have any good leads in Los Angeles/West LA.