Melinda Jackson, a mother of three children, has fallen behind on her rent because she temporarily lost her job. She has already received an eviction notice and her family will become homeless if she cannot catch up on her rent. Melinda has already paid half her outstanding bill on her own but just needs help with the other half.
*Her caseworker at the Apalachee Center has verified that she will be able to continue paying rent on her own once she receives help to get out of the current debt.
Melinda is 36 and has lived in Tallahassee her whole life. She has three children and loves them all dearly. Her daughter Lashon is 11 years old, and her two sons Shanar and Dante are 13 and 15 years old. Her children love playing video games and just hanging out. When Melinda has free time she likes watching the Lifetime Channel to relax.
If you could have any dinner guest in the world who would it be?
"I wouldn't want anyone famous or anything like that, I honestly would just want to have dinner with one of my best friends. His name is Antonio and he's one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met."
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
"I would definitely take a little vacation to Panama City Beach for the day. I love going to the beach with all the sun and sand...it's just so stress free. My favorite food is pizza so it would be great if I could sit and enjoy a couple slices as well."