March 27, 2023
Promoting stability for caregivers
Parents of children or other family members with disabilities or chronic medical conditions often have difficulty working due to medical appointments, therapy sessions and other aspects of caregiving that take up all of their time. Marie started receiving assistance from MOM to help pay her rent after frequent trips to the hospital for her teenage daughter’s treatment meant she couldn’t work for an extended period of time. Over the past few years, she has used our food pantry, Thanksgiving Baskets and Winter Wishes programs to help her family remain stable and access nutritious food. Her case manager has also referred her to other community resources. Today, her daughter is in remission from her illness and Marie is looking for work again. Marie recently wrote to her case manager, “Thanks for helping and just being an ear for me. I really need this right now!