Finding a Path to Financial Stability: Nellie Martinez

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Nellie moved to Eugene with the dream of a new beginning, but struggled to find a home. She was living in a garage with six children when she turned to NEDCO for help. “My mom doesn’t know, but sometimes I see her crying & praying we don’t have to be in a garage anymore. For Christmas all I want from Santa is a home for all of us.” (Natalie, Age 10)Nellie saw a financial counselor on her first visit and had a plan of action before she left our office. She graduated from NEDCO’s Lifeline Financial Education classes, cleared up debts and saved through our Savers Alliance Program. She also qualified for our Rental Program, so Nellie and her family were able to move out of that garage and into their new home, just in time for the holidays.