Home Foreclosure Help

By Corinne Rose

June 18, 2010 Updated Dec 10, 2007 at 8:05 PM EDT

(Howe, IN) -- Dawn Handshoe\Faced Foreclosure: " Little by little, one thing kept going. Our car, and then we lost other things, and we had to get rid of other things. And then the sale date came, with the house."

After her husband got sick and she got hurt at work, Dawn Handshoe got so far behind in her mortgage payments that an auction date was set to foreclose on her home.

Dawn Handshoe\Faced Foreclosure: " You become an emotional wreck."

Thanks to financial counseling and help from Pathfinder Services, Handshoe and her family were able to stay in their home.

The Huntington -based organization is now part of the state's Foreclosure Network, which launched less than a month ago.

Since then, Mike Davis has taken on 48 clients.

Mike Davis/Pathfinder Services: " Don't sit back and wait for it to get worse. You've got to reach out, and you've got to contact a non-profit agency, somebody that's communicating with you and helping you."

He says mortgage companies do have some services to help homeowners avoid foreclosure, but that the companies don't necessarily share that information.

And he says Pathfinder can reach out to other organizations to get help for homeowners who are delinquent in their payments... like he did for Dawn.

She says that hooking up with Pathfinder Services has given her something she hasn't had in a long time -- a little bit of hope.

Dawn Handshoe\Faced Foreclosure: " Being able to stay in our home is about the best gift we ever could have asked for."

For more information about the state's Foreclosure Network, call 1-877-438-4673.

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