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Ms. T is only 17 years old but she is now the primary caregiver for her five younger siblings after the unexpected death of her mother. She is no longer sure if their housing situation will remain stable. They have no income coming into the home and she’s not old enough to apply for federal aid. Any help this holiday season could go a long way.
“ Thank you for making sure the kids have a present and nice meal to eat on the holiday. “
– Ms. H,
100 Neediest Cases recipient
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4,600 families and individuals need your help this holiday season.
Mr. J is a 23-year-old college student who suffers from trauma, stress, and depression after dealing with the tragic loss of his father to gun violence at a young age. He volunteers in the community and he would like to be a nurse or therapist. He likes paying his own way and being independent. He works part-time and does delivery part-time. He gets some student aid but still needs additional help. Mr. J lives on the street, in vacant houses and in other shelters that he can find. His family lets him use their address for mail. He ran out of money to stay at the college dorm. He also uses his car for shelter and a place to sleep. He would appreciate help with warm clothes and shoes for the winter, personal care items, repairs to his vehicle, help with school tuition and books, and a computer. He is determined to make it and is very grateful for any assistance.
Ms. B is a new foster parent of 3 children and each has their own individual needs. Ms. B was also a victim of the flood in July and lost her deep freezer, washer and dryer, queen-size bed and bedding along with all of her personal items for herself and her adult son. Ms. B’s car was also destroyed in the flood as well. Ms. B’s foster son attends a special needs school for his mental health behaviors and developmental needs. The 2 foster girls in the home are also adjusting to being in foster care and have behaviors that need to be addressed on a daily basis. Ms. B tries to get to the various food pantries, but it is hard without her own transportation.
Ms. T is only 17 years old but she is now the primary caregiver for her five younger siblings after the unexpected death of her mother on August 29th. Over the course of the past three years, she and her family have been staying in various domestic abuse shelters and other homeless shelters. In March of this year, they finally found stable housing through Section 8. With the passing of her mother Ms. T is no longer sure if their housing situation will remain stable. They have no income coming into the home and Ms. T is not old enough to apply for federal aid. There are going to be substantial changes in this families living situation soon and they may not be able to remain together. Any help this holiday season could go a long way for a family suffering from loss and facing a bleak future.
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