Angela was self-sufficient with a stable job and owned her own home. Then the pandemic hit and her hours were cut, leaving her with more bills than she could handle.
Over time no matter what she did within her adjusted budget the utility bills fell further past due.
People like you brought the sunshine back to her life with financial assistance. Facing disconnection, she turned to the community for help through Crisis Assistance Ministry. An emergency payment directly to her utility companies kept the lights on and the water flowing.
After her initial financial crisis was solved she started to look to the future. She enrolled in the Economic Mobility program which enabled her to receive one-on-one coaching and counseling with a caseworker, Randee, here at Crisis Assistance Ministry. They worked together over 3 months to identify barriers to financial security and to set goals for the future.
My kids are my complete motivation. Anything I do is a direct reflection of me trying to show them or teach them or me just trying to be a better version of me. It is important for them to see me as someone who goes after goals and succeeds.Angela
The skills and tools that she learned with Randee allowed her to set goals and teach her children to set them up for success in their financial future. When times get tough she returns to her favorite movie Annie which gives her the hope and optimism to empower herself and her family.
Imagine not having a safe place to lay your head down at night, or electricity to power the lights and charge your phone. Sadly, thousands of families across Charlotte-Mecklenburg are facing the threat of eviction or utility disconnection. Your support provides help to neighbors in need and creates hope for a better future.
This holiday season, you can provide the most vital of gifts – the gift of home. Your support provides help to neighbors in need and creates hope for a better future.