Meet Kristen

Let us introduce you to the Johnson Family

When the Johnson family had a house fire in 2018, they lost their home and their sense of security all in one day. The Newark community rallied behind the Johnson Family. Not only did this help them get back on their feet, it allowed Kristen to continue her pursuit of ​stability and self-reliance for her family​. Kristen faced challenges with unwavering strength and determination. Focusing on her family motto of, “Keep God first and the rest is sure to come,” she continues to work toward her dreams.

One of Habitat’s critical roles in the community is ​providing opportunities for families​ like the Johnsons ​​to see their dreams of homeownership become a reality. Whether it is Kristen’s motivation to find stability for her family, or her son Romani’s desire to have a yard to play in with his friends, their dream is getting closer. ​This can happen because of supporters like you​.

The Johnson family has wholeheartedly embraced partnership with Habitat. Kristen has begun the required 225 hours of sweat equity ahead of schedule, by attending homeownership courses and working on our Clyde house. She is excited to begin working on our new build in Newark, alongside our wonderful volunteers.

But, it’s far from a solo journey.​​ Through the support​ of a remarkable community, ​we can help transform the dreams of deserving families, ​like the Johnsons, into a reality.