In Times of Crisis
Your gift helped Sabrina make it through
“Every step of the way I received encouragement and consideration, especially during these hard and trying times. And in the midst of my struggles receiving gift cards for gas and food granted me the opportunity to endure with a smile and a sense of relief.”
Sabrina thought the worst part of the coronavirus pandemic happened when the schools closed for the remainder of the school year. This meant she would have extra expenses for child care; but at least she could continue working as a surgical tech at a local medical center. She was wrong, weeks later she would also lose her job.
As a single mother of a two-year-old son, there was no other option if she wanted to continue working – she had to find a way to add in increased childcare expenses. But she knew she would not have enough money for her rent, her car insurance and her car payment. Worried about losing the progress she has made in building financial stability, Sabrina worked with her HumanKind coach and created a plan to bridge the gap and keep her on course.
Because of you she received a care package of household supplies and bill payment assistance for her car insurance enabling her to pay for rent, car loan and childcare – all in turn keeping her family stable.
Then she was laid off without notice due to the pandemic. Once again her progress in jeopardy – but she knew where to turn for help. Because of you and your support, the doors at HumanKind were open.
Your support provided a safe environment for deeper job coaching, counseling and guidance where Sabrina could be made whole. She received help applying for financial assistance and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits while also receiving assistance updating her resume and applying for several medical positions.
We are excited to say that she is back working as a surgical technician for a local hospital system – now able to once again serve with care and help our community in need.
This bridge is only possible because of YOU! Thank you for your love of people like Sabrina – needing a community to walk alongside her.
Thank you for making sure this mom had the support she needed. Without you, she might not have been able to stay steady during this pandemic. Right now there are people, who much like Sabrina, need someone to walk with her through this crisis. Because of you and your support, help and resources are ready and waiting for a neighbor in need.
Learn more about the Ways to Work program at HumanKind by visiting here.