This is Teresa's testimony given at the 2017 Next Step Breakfast.
My name is Teresa Batts. I lived in Washington DC for over 20 years with employment and a home -- I have an associate's degree in Office Administration and have held down plenty of government jobs and have rented apartments to live in. My dad passed away in 2006 and I moved back to North Carolina to be with my Mom. While there, my aunt became ill and I cared for her until she passed away last June. After her funeral, I returned to DC and stayed with a friend while I looked for a job.