Connita was born in Kankakee, IL and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota. She came to Champaign to help care for her mother who had cancer. Caring for her mother led her to a career as a CNA. She has worked to care of others for over ten years. Connita recently went back to school to become an RN. After adopting her son, she wanted
Arica Moss moved with her three daughters to Rantoul in 2007. She wanted to save money, work on fixing her credit score, have a quiet neighborhood for her girls and ultimately own her own home. She knew she just had to be patient and pray. Arica has always been a protective mother. She supervises her girls playing in the neighborhood and keeps them active
Elizabeth Williams is originally from the Champaign area. She attended Eastern Illinois University and currently works for the University of Illinois. She is a single mother of two boys, ages 10 and 2. “We are all very excited at the prospect of owning our very own home. It will give us a sense of stability. Living in rented housing is all I’ve ever known.
Samathie Young was born in Champaign but was the child of a military family and moved every year or two. She has lived everywhere from California to New York, and attended eight different schools. Because they traveled a lot, she was never able to have a place that she called home. “It was hard for me to finish school because of all the different