Nothing can make a mother feel more helpless than having to send her child to bed hungry. Take Vicki for example, who was a single mom who was laid-off from her job. She did her best to overcome her new challenges on her own, but found her self struggling to stay afloat. She began recycling cans and bottles just to buy gas. Her son would eat cereal with water for breakfast and peanut butter sandwiches for lunch and dinner. Vicki felt inadequate as a mother.
She eventually made her way to Friendly Center and got the help she needed. Vicki left that day with a box of food, some bread, a food card for future visits, and an approval for rental assistance.
After the initial visit Vicki also met with our job developer to review her resume to help her get back in the workforce. She continued to meet with our Family Advocate for ongoing support to check her progress.
Vicki is 50 years old now and she never thought that she would have to get help like this. She says “You never know when you yourself might be that person, but thankfully there are places like Friendly Center that can help.”