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meet the Williams family

Habitat for Humanity | Lafayette, IN

Amanda, Koleton, Christopher, and Aunnah

“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.”

Psalm 127:1


M Amanda Williams lives with her three children — Koleten, Christopher and Aunnah — in a tidy apartment in Lafayette where potted plants line the front steps. Recently there have been many changes in the life of this young family.

Amanda grew up in Templeton, Indiana and moved to Lafayette when she was nine. She graduated from Lafayette Jefferson High School. She has been a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for nine years. For the past year, she has worked one-on-one as a direct support professional at Wabash Center.

Amanda’s oldest son, Koleten, is ten and just started fifth grade at Sunnyside Middle School. He says his mom is “cool and a great cook.” After school, Koleten attends Jenn’s Friends Child Care where he plays and does homework. He gets excellent grades and plays defensive end on his football team. In addition, Koleten and his brother Chris like to play Minecraft.

Middle son, Chris, is six and just started first grade at Vinton Elementary. He likes to read, particularly Lego books. Chris says he likes sports but his brother is “a faster runner.” He also likes to eat his mom’s cooking especially eggs, hot dogs, and gravy.

Aunnah, called Sissy by her brothers, proudly states that she is “three years old.” She enjoys doing crafts with her mom and brothers. She attends Right Steps Child Care where she takes naps, eats noodles and plays with a friend named Desmond.

Amanda is a hardworking, single mom whose tasks in life are to be very focused on both her parenting and her one-on-one role at Wabash Center. Her successful focus on these current challenges will give her confidence to achieve her new focus/goal of providing a safe and secure home for her children. Amanda is putting in her sweat equity hours and attending her required hours for Habitat.

Amanda is a hardworking, single mom whose tasks in life are to be very focused on both her parenting and her one-on-one role at Wabash Center.