The Volunteering Page of Lia Westhafer

Robinson Family

About This Campaign

family and current housing 
Titansha (Tai) Robinson's journey has not always been an easy one and has required both patience and hard work. Several years ago Tai applied for the Habitat program and was denied for income and debt issues. Rather than give up on her dream of homeownership, Tai enrolled in a life skills/ personal growth program and a financial course with local nonprofits. These courses equipped Tai with the skills to bring her goal within reach, and when Tai reapplied, she was approved to join the Habitat homeownership program. Currently, Tai and her family are living in a private rental with several structural problems and rent that is more than she can comfortably afford. The light fixture in the living room is damaged and hangs from the ceiling by wires. Plumbing issues in the basement have led to standing water, sewage backup, and excessive mold. Tai has worked as a call center sales representative and employee trainer for over five years to provide financially for her family. Now she is ready to purchase a new home where her children can thrive. Still living at home are Tai's two youngest children, Tyreese and Daijonna. Tai also has custody of her nephew, Michael, and niece, Mikayla. Tai describes Tyreese as a quiet teen who enjoys reading, watching TV, and playing video games. Daijonna, on the other hand, is an outgoing basketball player. Like his cousin, Michael enjoys video games and little Mikayla likes to play with dolls. Soon this tight-knit family will have a place they can call their permanent home and enjoy game or movie night as a family.

a bright future
Throughout her time with Habitat, Tai has proven her commitment to the program and is doing what it takes to succeed. In addition to hours spent on worksites and at ReStore, Tai completed the House2Home education series where she learned valuable skills regarding homeownership, maintenance, and personal and financial wellness. Right now, Tai is balancing work, raising her children, and completing the weekly Habitat sweat equity requirements, but she knows she is making a short term sacrifice for a long term gain. When asked what she is looking forward to most, Tai responded, "I am truly looking forward to owning my own home because it has been a dream of mine for some years. I believe everything happens when it is supposed to happen, so I am looking forward to when my blessing is complete. I can't wait to be able to say, 'This is our home and no one can take it away from us!' My sons will not have to worry about bills not being paid and losing the roof over their heads."

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 2829 Abbott Place Northwest
  • Canton, OH 44708
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Feb 03, 2018 08:30 am to
  • Mar 17, 2018 02:30 pm