Amy is a single Mom of 3 who is struggling financially. She is unable to work, so her only income is her disability. She doesn’t receive any child support. She has been living without power on in the home, and as a result DFACS removed two of her children from the home. We partnered with the RLC to pay her past due and the fee required to restore power to the home.
Anita and her husband Keith have two kids, ages 10 and 17. Keith has many health issues that are not only a strain on finances, but make it difficult for Anita to get work as she often has to stay home to care for him. He has been denied disability twice but hasn’t given up. This month they needed help to keep the power company from disconnecting their electric, which Keith needs for his breathing treatments. We were able to pay enough of the balance of her unpaid bill to keep the power on.
Jessica is a single mom of four (ages 7,5,3,2). She recently lost her job and now is struggling to make ends meet. She is looking for another job, but in the mean time needed help with her bills this month. Between her savings and help from another agency she was able to pay her rent, but was in jeopardy of having her power disconnected. We were able to pay off the balance of her unpaid bill to keep the power on.
Carolyn is a mother of 2 boys whose husband was recently arrested and jailed for something she knew nothing about. He was the breadwinner for the family, and unbeknownst to her he was also not paying the bills. She is now diligently searching for a job to make ends meet. She managed to get all of the unpaid bills taken care of except for the power bill, resulting in a notice of disconnect from the power company. Along with the Real Life Center, we were able to pay enough of the balance of her unpaid bill to keep the power on.
Monica is a single mom with a daughter (age 9) with severe cerebral palsy. She is immobile and needs a great deal of care, and has had numerous surgeries. She receives very little child support, and works part-time to allow her to be home with her daughter when she is not in school. Her income typically is enough for them to get by month-to-month, but due to some unforeseen expenses, Monica got behind on her summer power bills, and was notified by the utility company that her power would be cut off this week if she did not pay her outstanding balance. We were able to pay off that balance for her.
Geraldine is a sweet Christian lady who lost her job in April due to downsizing. Since then she has been living off of her savings. She continues to look for work, and is currently waiting to hear the results of a recent interview. In the meantime, she found herself needing help with her September rent.
Along with the Real Life Center, we were able to pay her September rent for her.
Mike Stout’s small group spent Friday evening in Griffin cooking and serving approximately 40 homeless men and women staying at the House of Hope homeless shelter. The House of Hope is a Salvation Army homeless shelter that provides emergency housing for men, women, and families. They are open 7 days/wk from 4:30pm-8:00am, and serve breakfast and dinner.
This is a great opportunity for small groups who want to engage in an important ministry that is relatively close to home. The shelter is always in need of help, particularly with feeding. If this is a ministry that interests you, contact the Missions Coordinator for more information.
Michelle is a single Mom of two (12 and 14). She is unable to work due to mental illness, and is pending judgment on disability. Lately she has been struggling to pay the bills, and needed help to pay her rent this month. Along with the Real Life Center and Salvation Army, we were able to do that for her.