Buckner Family Pathways, also known as My Father’s House Lubbock, has been awarded a $15,000 Texas Fund Grant by the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

In several cities throughout Texas, the Buckner program helps low income families with single moms while they work towards education, job training or self-sufficiency. The program has been making lives better in Lubbock, Texas since 1958. This program has touched many people, including single mom Celestine Braker.

“They gave me a place to live with my kids when I had nowhere else to go,” Celestine Braker said.

Braker is finishing her Social Work degree at Texas Tech University. Upon graduation, she wants to help people in low-income households understand how to manage their finances. She also works at State Senator Charles Perry's local business.

Senator Charles Perry attended the check presentation as a supporter for My Father's House.

"My Father's House recognized early on that it is relationships built on the example set by Christ that changes people's lives," Sen. Perry said. "I have personally witnessed this positive impact on a wonderful individual named Celeste Braker. Her desire to succeed and work hard while juggling life's issues is an inspiration for all and a testament to her character."

Over the last few years, the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation has given over $120,000 to the Buckner Pathways program. This year they are receiving one of 16 grants given as a part of the Texas Foundations Fund Program.