Helping Hands

(WSVN) – A homeless father was at his wits’ end until a pair of BSO sheriff’s deputies decided to lend some helping hands and changed his life for the better. 7s Brian Entin has the story.

It wasn’t long ago that this car was home to Raymond Niblack and his 6-year-old son Shawn.

Raymond Niblack, was homeless: “There was times I was literally crying and he would reach up from his car seat and rub my back and say, ‘Daddy, it’s going to be OK.”

Raymond had lost his job and apartment. He and Shawn were living in the car.

When Shawn wasn’t at school, they’d hang out at parks. For safety, they’d sleep in this well-lit Walmart parking lot at night.

It all got to be too much for the single father.

Raymond Niblack: “I had gone to his school to discuss the possibility of putting him into foster care or something like that because I just didn’t want my son living in the car with me anymore.”

Dania Elementary School resource officer and Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputy Taryn Session noticed how upset Raymond was.

Deputy Taryn Session, Broward Sheriff’s Office: “He was like, ‘You can’t help me. No one can help me.’ It just kind of stuck with me because I think everyone is a paycheck or two away from a crisis.”

She decided to help by teaming up with BSO Deputy Eric Hoff, and the two went to work.

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