Jackie is a new mom. Jackie recently lost her full time position because she had missed too many days while taking care of her infant. Her employer was kind enough to offer her an alternative position that would allow her some flexibility in her schedule, which she accepted, but it was only part time.
Because Jackie had worked with Catholic Charites in the past, she knew that she could turn here to help fill in the gaps of her recently reduced budget.
Through the First Step Program, Jackie received food, a few baby outfits, diapers and wipes. Just this little bit of help was enough to boost Jackie forward, and helped her stay ahead on her budget.