I was visiting the Center for food when someone told me SNAP qualifications had changed. They set me up with an appointment for Client Assistance, and Salim walked me through the whole application. Now I get money for groceries each month and don't have to visit the Center anymore. Thank you.
I had a bad experience with my neighbor who knew I could not speak English. The police tried to help, but I could not explain myself. I joined the Center's classes to avoid more troubles and misunderstandings with other people. Now, if something happens, I can communicate. Thank you.
Sarah and Mark welcomed their son, Hunter, in January. He's a ray of sunshine in their lives, but also a new source of stress. When they went to buy diapers, they were blindsided by the cost—the price had doubled since their last baby was in diapers. Expenses added up quickly, and they started falling behind.
"We were out of money. Then we ran out of diapers. It was awful. We visit the Center every month for diapers now. Thank you."
Shana and Eric both worked multiple jobs to support their small family. But now, with rising prices, they can't afford to buy enough food for their family. "It was hard to admit we needed help, but the Center made it easy to get food and diapers," said Shana.
Now, the family gets regular distributions of food and diapers, and Shana is pursuing an associate's degree through the POP scholarship program. She and Eric are both looking forward to the stability that will come with her new career. Thank you.