Crystal's Story

Crystal came to the Genesis House with her three children. She had just gone through a divorce and finances were tight. Her search for affordable housing was unsuccessful. The Director of the Genesis House contacted the City of Olean Housing Authority.  Through the combined effort of both agencies, Crystal and her children were able to find safe, affordable housing.

Crystal has a high school diploma; however, it has been her desire to further her education. She has applied for and been accepted to a two-year program at Jamestown Community College. Now she studies at night alongside her children. Her family is doing well and she expresses her gratitude for the help she received at Genesis House.