Cecilia T.

Cecilia T.

Building a Stable Foundation Stability was hard to come by for Cecilia Thomas in the late 1980s. The hardworking divorced mom was raising three daughters on her own. And on her single income from Magnavox, she was just getting by with enough to pay the rent and feed...
Aye W. & Thoo L.

Aye W. & Thoo L.

Building Hope for the Future Aye Wah and her husband Thoo Lay moved into a two-bedroom apartment on the southeast side of Fort Wayne five years ago. At the time they had two small children, and it was just enough space for the young family. But Aye Wah said she told...
Lisa S.

Lisa S.

Lisa Stiles and her 16-year-old daughter Brittany had been living in a first-floor apartment in Canterbury Green. With neighbors upstairs and on each side, it wasn’t always peaceful. And Lisa had to carry Brittany, who has cerebral palsy, in and out of the apartment,...
Mia S.

Mia S.

Mia Stevenson was determined to become a first-time homeowner. When the future 200th Habitat homeowner was accepted into the program, she knew she had about two years to complete all the requirements. But several months into the program, she found out she was going to...

HABITAT PLANS NEW, LARGER RESTORE ON LIMA

For years, the Fort Wayne chapter of Habitat for Humanity has urged residents to use recycled building materials and home decor by patronizing its ReStore. Now the recently expanded agency’s ReStore is undertaking its own recycling project – repurposing a tract of...