Meet the Sahal Family
Ayan Sahal wasn’t sure that her four children would graduate from high school in their old, cramped apartment where they couldn’t dream big. But after seeing their mom work hard to achieve her goal of owning a home, two of her children have attended postsecondary education and the other two plan to attend university as well. Habitat Halton-Mississauga helped Ayan’s dream come true, and show her children that the sky’s the limit.
Meet the Nicolas Family
Emiliano Nicolas says “Everything starts in the house” — and he has experienced this first hand with his wife, Maria Teresa and daughter Margarita. The family moved into their Habitat for Humanity home in 2010, after seeing an ad for Habitat Halton in the newspaper. Their new home allowed them to feel safe, happy and feel like they’re part of a close-knit community.
Meet the Roia Family
Every Friday, Fatima Roia used to pick up her son, Nelson, from his group home in Georgetown to spend the weekend with her family in Acton. The group home wasn’t accessible for Nelson, who is 47 and has autism. Thanks to a unique partnership between Community Living North Halton and Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga, soon for Fatima seeing her son will be as simple as walking down the street.
Meet the Eaton Family
The Eaton family has been living in their Habitat home in Acton since 2010. Although the home was built before the family moved in, they have adapted it to suit their needs, building an extra bedroom in the basement and a family room there as well since the living room on the main floor is used for daycare. Judy Eaton says it felt like her family got their house “in the blink of an eye.”