Stacy Boyd is a case manager who works with people in our transitional housing for those impacted by domestic violence. She is working with client ‘M’ to support M’s goal to get permanent housing for herself and her child.
M came to St. Vincent de Paul when she fled from abuse. She had no ID card, and her visa was about to expire. M was terrified she would be deported. Stacy took M to an immigration lawyer where together they learned that M might be eligible for a domestic violence emergency visa. Stacy guided M through the process of getting the correct paperwork to receive that visa. Stacy also helped M get an ID and get M’s daughter enrolled in school.
Now Stacy and M are working to get M permanent supported housing. Stacy is helping M get child support from the child’s father, and while there is still a long road ahead of her, M is hopeful for a better life with her child.
When asked about this experience with her client, Stacy described the process as “really satisfying.” “I know she needed my help, and there were a lot of steps that would have been difficult for her to navigate alone,” Stacy explains. “I see real progress with my client, and I am proud of her and of the work I do.”