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April 2017

posted Sep 10, 2017, 5:32 AM by Kristen Henning
Families and Teens we helped this month:
1.  Single mom with seven children. Mom has had a stroke, she also has cancer and has been in and out of the hospital a lot lately. There are many medical expenses. M & N paid their electric bill and gave them gift cards to Cub and Walmart.

2.  A family with 4 children.  Primary caregiver unable to work due to significant, documented needs of youngest two
children.  M & N gave them a gift cards to Walmart and Aldi.
3.  Single mother of 3 with medical issues; limited support and financial means. They needed winter gear.  M & N gave them a gift card to Walmart.

4.   A family of 4.  Teen trying to adjust and cope with parent illness; adjusting to increase in independence now
that parent is physically and emotional pre-occupied with medical diagnosis/treatment;
continuing to attend school despite issues at home.  M & N paid for the teen to get a birth certificate so they can pursue work and gift cards for gas and Target.

5.  A family with 4 children.  The mom is sick with what sounds like a degenerative disease, and the family is really
struggling to make ends meet. Dad works really hard as a mechanic, but with 4 growing boys,
and mom being very sick and unable to work, it has cause major emotional and financial stress
on the family.  M & N gave gift cards to Aldi and Cub.

6.  A single mom with 2 children.  This family is hard working, but has had a hard time making ends meet, and then has been a victim of abuse on top of that. They are currently homeless because their prior living situation was not safe.  M & N gave a Walmart gift card.

7.  A family with 3 children.  Mom is concerned about being evicted from home. She works full-time and the dad lost his
second job. The other job was part-time but he is now able to get full-time hours, but won't get
paid soon enough to pay rent. The landlord knows that they are trying to figure out how to stay
in the home.  M & N paid 1 months rent.

8.  A single mom with 6 children. 3 have disabilities.   The refrigerator went out. The family does not have money to replace this item. Mom is keeping the mortgage paid and taking care of everything. Parents are divorced. Dad does not 
pay child support regularly. Mom sub teaches when she can.  M & N got them a refrigerator.  

9.  A single mom with 2 children.  The mom is working full time and was working towards a higher grade of dental hygentist when house fire happened and ruined study materials and money orders.  M & N helped pay a portion of her back rent.

10.  A single mom with 1 child.  The mom has a BA with a minor in child development, but lost her job in December.  The child was just diagnosed with a few disabilities.  M & N helped with her mortgage payment and gave a gift card for gas.

11.  A family with 1 child.  Both parents are working low income jobs.  Car repairs depleted their cash and they eventually had to get rid of the car.  The place where they will doesn't receive bussing to school.  They are looking at an apartment has bussing.  M & N gave them a deposit for an apartment.

12.  A family going through divorce with 5 children.  Mom is working full time with no support from the dad.  She is struggling to make ends meet.  M & N helped with some of the utility bills.

13.  A single mom with 4 children.  The mom is not able to work because of medical reasons.  The backseat in the car is broke.  M & N paid for the car repair and gave her gift cards for grocery and gas.