Back in their home country of Kenya, life was good for Simon and Gladys. Both highly educated, they were able to support their four children ages 8 to 18, with Simon working in construction and Gladys being a teacher.
Suddenly in December 2013 they had to leave most of their possessions behind and move to the United States. With very little money, the family of six struggled to find a place to live. They stayed wherever they could, moving in and out of homeless shelters. This constant moving around made it hard for the couple to find jobs.
After about a month in the U.S. they learned about Neighborhood House from a friend and life began steadily improving.