Meet Jane . . .
Jane is a young mother of a one -year old daughter. Jane does not have a good support system so when she lost her full-time job, she quickly fell behind on her rent and utilities.
Caring for her daughter became an impossible task. Jane reached out to Catholic Charities and because she had an infant daughter, was able to meet with a Catholic Charities First Step case worker who then provided diapers, food, clothing and the support Jane was desperately seeking. She later received assistance with her rent and utilities through other Catholic Charities programs.
Jane continues to meet with her Catholic Charities case worker once every two or three months to receive material assistance and moral support. Through the First Step Program, Jane has been able to get food, clothing, and diapers for her daughter whenever she couldn’t buy them on her own. Through her relationship with her case worker, Jane receives encouragement and hope as she navigates the challenges that life throws at her.
Jane is currently working a part-time job. The hours pay her bills (most of the time) while allowing her extra time to spend with her daughter. With continued support from Catholic Charities, Jane is thinking about what the future might hold and is so thankful because it is looking a little brighter every day.