Through two medical leaves and a traumatic family event, Betty Sue tries to stay positive.
A single mother with three children, two girls, ages 3 and 1, and one boy, age 6, is not working and is concerned this will not be a good Christmas for the children, since her income is lower than usual.
Make A Difference: New London Housing Authority
Isabella had to start over with her family, as her apartment had been condemned.
Living on a fixed income, Ginny and Stella struggle to afford both heat and food.
A temporarily homeless 45-year-old man named Mark needs help putting new tires on his car so he can keep working as a teacher.
Emily, whose goal is to become a nurse, is looking for clothing for her children.
Make A Difference: Covenant Shelter
Lauren has had to overcome overwhelming emotional trauma, adjust to single parenting to three children, and other serious health concerns.
Amy came to Thames River Family Program after an unsafe situation with a relative.
Mary, age 58, raising three grandchildren, ages 14, 12 and 10, who has lost her home in foreclosure.
Joe C., a cancer patient and the single father of a young teenage daughter.
Olivia, a single mother of 3 with children ages 1, 3, and 8 years old, who recently lost her job due to car problems.
A 55-year-old man who ran a successful handyman business for many years is struggling with major depression and needs help not to lose his trailer and lot.
Maria works a full-time job and also cares for her five grandchildren who reside with her.
John S., a 24-year-old man, had been living in his own apartment with a roommate who unexpectedly moved out.
Mary had been a stay-at-home mother for their five children, and John supported the family financially. John became sick with diabetes, partial heart failure and COPD.
Over 1,700 individuals are served by the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut food pantry each year. Many of these people come month after month for three days' worth of food.
The majority of our clients live at or below the poverty level and depend on food stamps and our internal food pantry to meet their food security needs.
A single mother raising a 12-year-old girl who likes the color pink.