Megan had been struggling to keep up with many of her bills when she found out her disability check would be reduced for several months. Feeling overwhelmed and wanting to provide a stable home environment for her teenage son, Megan came to HOPE to see what assistance was available.
While working with HOPE, Megan has been able to meet with case managers, choose food from the pantry on a weekly basis and receive household necessities with a HOPE Chest Thrift Store voucher. Additionally Megan attended HOPE’s Annual Resource Fair where she was able to successfully connect with an ACCESS * representative, to answer questions about Medicaid, and who helped her apply for SNAP.*
Megan also participated in a one-on-one session with a HOPE financial counselor volunteer where she received guidance on cutting down the cost of certain bills. Megan plans to continue using HOPE’s services until she gets her SNAP benefits and gets caught up on bills so she can begin a small savings fund to ensure she can support herself and her son.
If you know of someone in need of any resources provided at HOPE, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-765-4984.
* ACCESS is a program through DCF which allows customers to connect with their public assistance information 24/7. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.