STORIES FROM THE HEART
These are the stories of successful home sharing partners.
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GEORGE AND MARY
JESSE & ETHEL 2016
Jesse Jones, 23, of Alto, Georgia, and Ethel Foster, 98, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pose for a portrait in Foster's home in Athens, Georgia, on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The two became housemates after Jones, a former safety for the UGA football team, finished his undergraduate career in May 2016. Jones then advertised himself on Craigslist (where Foster's daughter-in-law found him) as willing to perform household chores and provide companionship for an elderly woman in exchange for free rent while he pursued his master's degree in economics. Foster, born in 1917, only a decade after her home state of Oklahoma became the 46th state to enter the union, turned 99 years old on November 10.
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THE JESSE AND HENRY STORY 2022
Jesse and Henry are an inspirational example of home sharing and how it has enriched both of their lives. In this video, Jesse talks about why and how he became involved in home sharing and his life with Henry.
"I moved to Tucson after having been hired by my current employer Raytheon Corporation and graduating from The University of Georgia Graduate School. I've been home sharing since I was a graduate student back in Georgia to help save on rent and also help the elderly. I now have over 5 years of experience with this rewarding practice, and I’m currently 28 years old.
Since moving to Tucson I am home sharing with a 96 year old veteran named Henry Neu near the intersection of Kolb and Broadway. His daughters found me via a home seeking advertisement that I had listed on Craigslist Tucson. Henry's health is slowly deteriorating so I will need to find a new homeshare in the future but for now things are going great! Below is the link to an article that was published by The University of Georgia about my previous home sharing experience while I was in graduate school."