Combination of Assistance Helps Family Through Rough Patch
Carolyn and Alan are a young couple with a 2 year-old child. They are financially responsible and make ends meet on one small income by living in an affordable apartment and keeping utility bills low. Carolyn works while Alan cares for their child during the day. At night Alan goes to school to finish his college degree. Recently the family found themselves unable to pay rent when Carolyn's hours and pay were cut in half temporarily due to budget cuts. Luckily, they found CAC to help them stay in their home. CAC helped the family with rent, gave them free food from the Food Pantry and free clothes from the Thirft Boutique. The clothes were a great help with a growing toddler. While at CAC they learned about heating bill assistance through LIHEAP and applied. This combination of emergency assistance helped the family get through an unexpected financial crisis. Alan has since picked up some freelance jobs to help the family make ends meet until Carolyn's full income is restored. Just $300 and in-kind provisions made a huge difference in the lives of this family. Your generous donations allow CAC to help struggling families in our community like this one stay afloat and remain in their homes through difficult times.