A few months ago, Our Place Housing Solutions received a call from Dionne Labostrie. Dionne had heard about OPHS from a CalWorks employee when she expressed to them that she was having a hard time paying rent because her disability checks weren’t coming in. OPHS decided that she would be a great fit for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, which provides short term financial assistance for people who are either homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Dionne didn’t know how she was going to be able to pay her rent and feared that her family would soon become homeless. OPHS was able to assist Dionne with a few months worth of rent, as well as create a budget plan for her to better manage and control her monthly income. With this help, Dionne was able to get caught up on all of her payments and is now completely sustaining her family. Dionne said that her overall experience with OPHS was exceptional and that “OPHS was a life saver and stress reliever for me and my family”.