MEET THE CROMWELLS!
Tim and Carlotta Cromwell have been married for over 20 years and have 4 beautiful children. Their 3 youngest children, Michael, Rachel and Joshua live with them here at Vincent House, and their oldest daughter, Kathyrn, who has already graduated from high school lives temporarily with a friend. Michael is going into his senior year at Northside High School. He is good student and plays the trumpet in the marching band. He is an amazing support to his family and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need at the shelter. Rachel is going into the 6th grade at Memorial Park Middle School. She is a breath of fresh air to all as she is considerate, impressive, and full of life. Joshua will be in the 4th grade at Weiser Park Elementary School and is 9 years old. His behavior is exceptionally good and his maturity shows in all he does.
The Cromwells have had to face considerable hardship over the last couple years due to an unfortunate "Rent to Own" situation that failed causing a financial collapse that led their family to homelessness. Then add to that - multiple severe health problems endured by Tim, from congestive heart failure to an additional amputation. Through it all the Cromwells have remained strong. Their dedication and love for each other has moved our staff to tears and has inspired other residents beyond words. Since their first day at Vincent House, the Cromwells fought with all they had to move forward. Carlotta soon became employed, and despite several trips to the hospital, Tim's health concerns are better attended to now than ever before due to being connected with Aging and In-Home Services and the League for the Blind and Disabled. The Cromwell children have been able to remain actively involved in extra-curricular activities like band and drama. They have added a fresh new life to the shelter with their positive attitudes and uplifting words and deeds.
We are happy to say that the Cromwells will soon be graduating from our shelter program to our Phase II Program and will be moving into a house in The Village. The children will continue to participate in Youth Services, and Tim and Carlotta will work closely with Case Management to reach their ultimate goal of home-ownership and complete self-sufficiency.
Truly, a family we proudly celebrate - the Cromwells!