When Mr. J was laid off from his job as a union laborer, life unraveled for him and his family. They lost their home. Mr. J, his wife and three children moved into an emergency shelter. Both parents desperately looked for work. If there was light at the end of the tunnel, they thought, it was only a pinpoint in the blackness.
St. Francis Community Services staff met Mr. J and his wife at the shelter and, together, they planned how the family could get back on its feet. Our organization helped pay for a security deposit, rent, and utilities when they found a place to live. Better yet, caring staff would offer support as the family regrouped.