Parents Melissa and Frank were forced to leave their home of 12 years suddenly when their landlord sold their home. In addition to losing their home, Melissa lost her job and Frank was forced to quit his job in order to care for their daughter, who nearly drowned in a hot tub and requires full-time care. The family is living paycheck to paycheck and has had trouble renting a new apartment. They have bounced around between hotels and friends' homes.
"My children don't deserve that, they deserve better," Frank tells The Doctors. Melissa says, "When it comes to being homeless, we just make it work. I'm not going to give up, not on myself, not on my children, not on my family, not on life."
Frank and Melissa tell The Doctors their situation can easily happen to so many families in America, and they hope sharing their story will help shed light on the housing crisis happening in our country. They say their credit score, and coming up with rent and a deposit, has affected their ability to rent a new apartment and they are stuck in a vicious cycle.
Philanthropist and chef Sir Bruno Serato of Caterina’s Club joins the show with an amazing offer for these struggling parents. He generously offers to pay the family's first and last month’s rent, plus 6 months of rent so they can get off the streets and into a home.
"You are saving our family, thank you so much," an emotional Melissa says.
More resources for those battling homelessness can be found at The Department of Housing and Urban Development.