Among us all there is a fine line between stability and despair.

Take a look into the lives of some families in our community, and the challenges they've overcome. The face of poverty has changed - many of us could be one paycheck away from circumstances just like these. *Name changed for privacy

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    Darren

    "I'm not sure what to say except I’m so grateful for what I have... I've been homeless and a drug addict. Someone reached out and said they would help me...

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    Sarah*

    "I was terrified, and I didn’t know what I was going to do. I came in and spoke with a counselor at TCM, if I didn't, [I wouldn't] have been...

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    Joseph*

    "I have to take the bus to and from work, and it really isn't reliable. Most days, I have to get to the bus stop 2 hours before I need...

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    Amy*

    A single mom, Amy is working hard to provide for herself and her young son. Recently she was rewarded with a raise at work. As exciting as that raise is,...

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    story_lucius

    Lucius

    A 62 year old veteran who works as a Deli clerk in a local grocery store. He was facing termination of his employment due to lack of reliable transportation to...

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    Lukisha

    A single mom, met all of the criteria when she applied to the CAR program. DSS was providing transportation to and from work but that benefit would be expiring soon...

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    story_freddie

    Freddie

    A 54 year old single male, Freddie has been lead cook at Lizards Thicket for over 22 years. His restaurant is located about 10 miles from his home and he...

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    Mercedes*

    "You all have been a God send. I was able to get food stamps set up, and help with my thyroid prescription medication." You have truly been a blessing from...

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