When Sandra and Reuben first met their Economic Mobility caseworker, they were at their wit’s end. They were about to lose their electricity and water. They didn’t know how they would afford his medical supplies. Their finances were, Sandra admits, “overwhelming.” But your generous support is helping them reach for stability again.
After years of forgoing hot water and heat as he struggled to make ends meet, Myron finally sought help to restore his utilities as he fights kidney disease. You restored more than just his utilities that day.
“You gave me hope when I had none. And when you’re struggling like I am, hope means everything.” That’s how William describes his visit to Crisis Assistance Ministry while trying to get through the devastating impacts of renal disease, job loss, and a neglectful landlord.
In the age of social media, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the latest self-care trend. From bath bombs to meditation apps, self-care can be both exhausting and expensive. Luckily, the secret to increasing your sense of well-being may be easier than you think.
As important as financial stability is, research shows that where we live may be just as critical to overall health. Last month, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the “2019 County Health Rankings Key Findings Report”, which examines how location and health intersect.