Charmine is a single grandmother looking after two of her grandkids (7 and 12 yo). She had been a senior health aide but her client died of COVID, and she has been unable to find other work.
Beverly is a cancer survivor and has had subsequent surgeries to manage her many health issues. Despite the continued pain from radiation, she still cares for her four (4) grandkids (ages 7, 8, 9 and 15).
Keifer is a single mom. Due to the pandemic, her work has been reduced from full time to 30 hours a week. She has not been able to obtain additional government assistance so she relies on the local food pantry to help supplement her family’s food needs.
Valda is 62, was injured while working, and is now struggling with multiple health-related issues (with another surgery coming next month). Due to her health, she is unable to work.
Alvin who is 74 lives with two of his grandchildren (21 and 11 yo). His health is ailing, and he relies on many medications which unfortuately have high co-payments. That leaves little money left over for basic needs like food.
Matthew had both a stroke and heart surgery in the past 5 years and, based on lasting effects from these health conditions, he is unable to work. When last we spoke with Matthew, he was down to two toilet paper rolls and no toothpaste.
Maurine is trying to piece together as much work as possible. Before the pandemic she was employed, but now she finds cleaning jobs here – sometimes only getting one job a week. She is barely surviving and turning to the local food pantry for food.
Princess is mother to a 17 year old as well as twin 4 year old kids. The twins’ father died suddenly when the twins were babies so Princess has been a single mother ever since.