Meet Maya


Maya, her mom and two siblings lived with Maya’s grandmother in an apartment in New Haven. When her grandmother’s boyfriend became abusive, Maya’s mom was forced to choose between the safety of her children and a home. She chose to keep her children safe. With nowhere else to turn, Maya and her family entered a New Reach shelter in February.

Maya has found safety and security in shelter.  Her mom has worked with the shelter staff and now has a job and a steady income.  Her family has qualified for a subsidized housing voucher and other benefits, saved enough for a security deposit, and Maya will be moving into her new home this June.

Maya’s story would have a very different ending if not for the critical shelter and case management services provided by New Reach.  The family is safe, in tact, and looking toward a hopeful future.