Testimonials from our Seniors

These testimonials below are just a few of the many we receive during the course of the month/year.

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Never in my wildest dream…..

Desperate man on Park Bench

Never in my wildest dream did I think I would be the homeless man on the park bench!  Yet here I am.  I am so scared that I only sleep during the day.  I walk at night.  I feel so vulnerable! Sometimes I am lucky enough to get into a shelter.  Mothers shush their children when they see me, and often cross the street.  I love kids.  I spent my entire working life teaching 6th grade in one of Denver’s Elementary Schools.  I made some investments that crashed along with the economy.  I’ve lost my family, my home, my self-respect.  I get my social security check, but it’s not enough to pay a deposit on an apartment.  Sometimes I will get a motel room for the night so that I can shower and do my laundry.

Please don’t get me wrong.  I’m not an alcoholic or a drug addict.  I saved enough for a security deposit a few months ago, and the apartment owner said he would hold the apartment for me.  Then I got mugged!  I don’t know how to handle myself on the street.  I’m so afraid I will never see my grandchildren again.  My son told me he didn’t want me around his kids until I was able to get my life together.  I hear of different agencies that help with rent, but they always want to help families first.  I understand that, but where does a good, old man get help? I’m afraid that if I don’t get some kind of help soon that the winter will come and I don’t think I can survive another brutal Colorado winter.

I ran into Joe, a Denver Police Officer.  Joe buys me a cup of coffee every time I see him.  He asked me if I had ever heard of the Senior Assistance Center in northwest Denver.  I called them on Joe’s cell phone.  They gave me an appointment. They have a rental assistance program that I just might qualify for.  Joe gave me a pat on the back, and reassured me that Senior Assistance Center was the real deal.

Well, Senior Assistance Center is the real deal!  They really helped me.

The Senior Assistance Center operates on the generosity of our community.  We need your help to meet our goal of $25,000 on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 6.  You can also schedule your online gift TODAY!

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Grandmother helping to raise two grandchildren

I always thought I would retire in Florida. Little did I know……….

The Senior Assistance Center serves seniors from all walks of life. From providing a friendly visit to a retired school teacher who can no longer journey out of their home or help a grandfather make certain that he has bus fare to get to his doctor appointment, the Senior Assistance Center is always here to help.

“I am so grateful to the Senior Assistance Center for their weekly foodbanks.  I am able to select fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products.  Right now I am helping to raise my two young grandchildren so having this food in my refrigerator is a Godsend.  I realize now I am needed in Denver so Florida is no longer part of my plan – the Senior Assistance Center is!”
Gloria, 74 year-old grandmotherGrandmother with two grandchildren - Senior Assistance Center providing for them

Each day the Senior Assistance Center has the golden opportunity to make an important and positive difference in the lives of seniors throughout the Denver metro area. The Senior Assistance Center relies on the generosity of our community to provide these services.
We need your help to meet our goal of $25,000 on Colorado Gives Day – Tuesday, December 6. You can also schedule your online gift TODAY!

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Little notes on my door!Note for help on door

When I moved into Senior Housing last December I realized that many of my new neighbors didn’t drive, so I let everyone know that I worked at the Senior Assistance Center and that I could assist them by bringing food to home for them from our Thursday food bank. I think everyone was slightly embarrassed by my offer – most seniors are proud people and it is difficult to take what they consider a handout.

A few days later, I got a little note on my apartment door written in shaky, but perfect penmanship. “I am really hungry. I had to pay some unexpected bills this month and I paid for them with my food money. Can you find it in your heart to share some food from the Senior Assistance Center, please?” The note was not signed. I set out a bag of canned food, cereal, powdered milk and some paper supplies by my door the same evening. I put a note in the bag asking the person to please let others know to leave a note on my door if they needed any food.

The next week the second note appeared. “My mother recently passed away and I had to help pay for her funeral which wiped away my food money. Could you spare a few cans of food, I am eternally grateful.” That evening I set out another bag of food and toiletries and included a note to spread the word about my pantry. The bag was gone in the morning. I get approximately eight notes a month on my door. Without the food from the Senior Assistance Center, I am worried that my neighbors would simply not eat. I am honored to help them this way.

Sorry Out of Food- a note the Senior Assistance Center never wishes to post.

“Sorry we’re out of food” is a note the Senior Assistance Center wishes never to have to post.

The Senior Assistance Center operates on the generosity of our community.  We need your help to meet our goal of raising $25,000 on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, December 6.  You can also schedule your online gift TODAY!

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desperate man needing help


Recently a man walked into the Senior Assistance Center and he said he was desperate.  He was not only seeking help to pay his utility bill before his power was turned off he was seeking someone who he could confide in.  The Senior Assistance Center’s intake worker listened as he shared with her…..

“I am currently unemployed, I was laid off from my job a while back.  I never expected at my age to have to fill out job applications on-line.  My computer skills are not that great and I would really like to talk to the hiring manager in person.  I want to cry when I think of what my daughter must think of me now – a dad with no job, no money and no sense of hope for the future.   I don’t know exactly what to do to get back on my feet.”

At the Senior Assistance Center, our staff not only listens but offers services and supports to help this gentleman and hundreds just like him.  Whether it is providing food, financial help with utilities or suggestions of where to look for employment the Senior Assistance Center is willing to find the unique solution for the individual’s issues.

Testimonial of a desperate man

SAC helped this gentleman pay his utility bill, helped him with a referral to AARP senior work program, made sure he had an emergency bag of food and gave him a return bus ticket to the Denver area.    SAC works to help in many ways.

The Senior Assistance Center operates on the generosity of our community.  We need your help to meet our goal of $25,000 on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 6.  You can also schedule your online gift TODAY!

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Top 10 Reasons to Support the Senior Assistance Center


10. The Senior Assistance Center has been serving seniors for over 35 years. Many people say that we are a cornerstone of the Northwest Denver community.

9. Each Thursday our food bank, located at 2839 West 44th Ave., serves nearly 200 people.

8. Our clothing bank is a great place for men and women to get something new and seasonally appropriate for their wardrobe. We have also expanded our inventory so people can also find household items, books, and videos.

7. When there is a need for medical equipment that can help a senior recover from a medical emergency or illness, the Senior Assistance Center is there to lend the item free of charge and for as long as needed.

6. Many of our seniors rely exclusively on public transportation to get to appointments, work, and activities. The Senior Assistance Center is able to provide bus tokens or reduced monthly bus passes.

5. Our friendly visitors are a breath of sunshine for seniors who are shut-in. The friendly visitors are there routinely and provide a helping hand, listening ear and a sense of security for people living alone.

4. Our mobile food banks go out to senior housing complexes and set up a market of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy products and canned goods. This helps “the hidden hungry” in our community routinely access healthy food.

3. The Senior Assistance Center is able to offer free tickets to many cultural and fun events in Denver. The tickets are used by seniors who want to be entertained and included. As one senior put it “I look forward to the events, they make me feel alive!”

2. Our staff and volunteers are truly the heart of our organization. Each day they help seniors get back on track and thrive. We do important work at the Senior Assistance Center.

1. Our vision for the future is clear – we want to serve as many seniors as we can and improve and expand our services based on the needs of our community. With your support, we can ensure that seniors are assisted and made to feel valuable.

With your help we will continue to provide food at our five weekly food banks, we will assist seniors with their utility bills, provide bus tokens and arrange visits for seniors that are homebound.

The Senior Assistance Center  operates on the generosity of our community.  We need your help to meet our goal of $25,000 on Colorado Gives Day Tuesday, December 6.  You can also schedule your online gift TODAY!

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November is National Diabetes Month.

Testimonial of a diabetes victim11 years ago, I thought I had the flu. I felt terrible! I was so thirsty, It was hard to think, and I was so weak. I stayed in bed for the most part of a week, when a dear friend told me that she was taking me to the Emergency Room.

When we arrived at the ER, they asked me what was going on, and I told them I thought I had the flu. They immediately started doing tests. The flu test came back negative, but the blood test gave us a whole new story. My blood sugar was over 700! They were amazed that I walked into the ER by myself. Within a few minutes, they gave me an injection of insulin. ( the first of many that day and the days to follow.) They said that had I not come in when I did that I could have had a stroke or worse.

The next few days were a blur. I was given so many injections of insulin. I started losing my vision, and I was terrified as to what was happening to me. After four days my blood sugar had come to the normal range. They sent me home with a mountain of information that I was unable to read. My eyes were still not focusing as they should. I was given two oral medications to take. I also was given a home health care person to help me daily.

It took about a month for my vision to return to normal. I was weak, but I was feeling better than I had in a very long time. I talked to my doctor about my blood tests leading up to this episode. My glucose reading had been over 100 for a couple of years! If I had it to do over again, I would have gone to another doctor for a second opinion when my first reading was over 100.

I have lived pretty much a normal life with my diabetes. About a year ago, my A1C was getting higher. When it was at 9, my doctor had “the talk” with me about insulin. No way!! So I really watched what I ate, and started walking every day. My muscles didn’t feel strong anymore, and walking a block was a real struggle.

I went back to my doctor feeling weak and tired. She told me about one of the new insulin pens. I would inject a small amount 2 times a day. I felt amazingly better by the end of the week. It took a little while to get my dosage right. I started sleeping better, my muscles stopped feeling “mushy”. They were stronger than they had been in quite a while. When we did my next A1C, it was at 6!! I couldn’t believe it!

This has been a frightening journey, but I do see a long healthy future now. If you have been putting off the insulin discussion, please reconsider. The end result is a really good quality of life.

If you know of a senior who may need our help or information, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Testimonial about the service of Senior Assistance Center

 In Time of Need, the Senior Assistance Center was there!

“In March 2015, I was diagnosed with chronic arthritis in my lower back including my ankle. Due to my health conditions, I was placed under long-term care. I had a heart attack soon after returning home. After recovery, I was placed on in-home oxygen along with a medical alert system. As a result of my medical expenses, I could not afford to pay all of my expenses. I fell two months behind on my utility bill then I received a letter of disconnection of my services. However, with the financial support of the Senior Assistance Center it allowed me to continue my service without an interruption of service! Thank you for your generosity, during my time of need.”  Mary E.

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

                                             Humbling and Embarrassing

Testimonial from couple in hard circumstancesMy dear husband was laid off of his job. We received unemployment benefits for a time, but they have stopped. We are still a little too young to collect our Social Security. We attend Senior Assistance Center’s food bank every week, and the food and other items really help us stretch a dollar. We really didn’t think we would ever be in this position. We both feel so vulnerable now. Life is kind of like walking a tightrope, and we just hope that nothing happens to make us fall.

I don’t think my husband is ever going to find a job. Not because he’s a bad worker, but because he is bent and stooped due to the hard work he has done all of his life. He looks for jobs endlessly to support us. I think people see his aging body and they don’t want to take a chance on him.

Senior Assistance Center’s Food Bank Manager told me that maybe you could help us pay our past due utility bill. I have an appointment next week, and the lady told us she would be able to pay our past due bill in full!

She also said they might be able to refer my husband to an agency for a job and that Senior Assistance Center may have some other programs to help us.

It is very humbling and embarrassing to be in this position. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Second Chance Veterans Charity Logo

Second Chance Veterans Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Colorado dedicated to improving the quality of life of American Military Veterans who are disabled. We provide free power wheelchairs and power scooters as a service to disabled veterans of America in Colorado.

Last Friday a used motorized wheelchair was presented to Joe Racioppa at Highlands West Community at no charge from Second Chance for Veterans Charity.  Joe is a veteran having served in the US Navy.  His mobility was much improved and he found a new independence because of this generous gift.  Joe wheeled to the grocery store by himself for the first time thanks to his new motorized chair.

If you know of a veteran who is in need of a power chair or scooter, please call Sandy at the Senior Assistance Center at  303-455-9642.

   It wasn’t suppose to be like this!

Testimonial from a worried womanI was just informed that all of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments were not effective and that I still have cancer about a year ago.  I am 76 years old, and spent my life savings to try to save my life when I was diagnosed.  One round of chemotherapy cost me over $5,000 a bag (this was how much I had to pay over and above what Medicare paid), and I required 5 bags!  I went into a short remission, but the cancer has returned.  Chemotherapy made me so weak and frail.  I fell frequently and wound up breaking my hip.  I have been in and out of the hospital this past year so many times I have lost count. My kids are scattered all across the United States, except for my youngest son who is serving our country in Afghanistan.

It wasn’t supposed to be like this.  I can only count on my neighbors and friends to help me. I continue to have huge medical deductibles that take my food money, and my Xcel money.  I am so torn.

I called Xcel Energy for some help.  They referred me to Senior Assistance Center. I called and got an appointment right away. They paid my bill in full! They asked me if I would like to participate in their weekly food bank and I brought 2 large bags of food home with me.  When I calculated the approximate cost of the items I received, I was shocked that my bags of food contained about $20.00 worth of food items. They actually had fresh fruit and vegetables!

While I was waiting in line, one lady looked like she was struggling more than me.  She told me that Senior Assistance Center had a program called the Friendly Visitor Program.  They actually have volunteers who dedicate 2 hours a week free of charge to help me and folks like me.  My friendly visitor is coming tomorrow.  She said she would clean my little house and change my bed for me.  I am ever so grateful, Senior Assistance Center.  Thank you so much!

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

George’s Story

George's testimonialI’ve lived in Denver all of my life and really love the city. I worked hard and sent my children to college. I wanted them to have a better opportunity that me. I had been on my job for over 20 years and felt it was secure. One day,(it was pay day actually) I got my pink slip along with my final pay check. I looked around me and all of us had the same look of disbelief. When I got home, I didn’t know what I was going to tell my wife.

She had been diagnosed with breast cancer a month before. That’s when we took out a second mortgage on our home to be prepared for the chemotherapy and doctor’s visits that were coming our way. She was lovely as usual saying how we always made out okay and we were going to be okay now. The following year was the most difficult ever. My wife was so sick from the cancer treatments, and we were running out of money. I had applied at every steel company in the Metro area. I always got the same reply, “Not Hiring”. The money from our second mortgage was almost used up. Too young for Social Security and too old to land a job!

I went to the Pastor at our church. He knew of someone that had a small rental home. We decided to let our home go. We couldn’t afford the payments on the second mortgage any longer. Our church family helped us move. We were exhausted! We were also heart broken. What were we going to do?

One of the ladies from our church came to visit my wife and told her about the Senior Assistance Center. I was just too dog-gone proud to start asking for help now. My pride was about all I had left. Then I heard her say they had a senior work program. I went to check this place out. They weren’t hiring, but they put me in touch with another senior work program. I went there immediately and got a 20 hour per week job as a janitor. I wasn’t making a lot of money, but it sure felt good to be working again. A few weeks after I started, they employment service called me and asked me to interview with a large steel company in town. Tears of hope and pure joy ran down my cheeks. I interviewed the following day, and guess what. They hired me!! I started the following day.

There was only one problem.  Our rent was due.  I wasn’t getting paid for a month.  The landlord said he couldn’t hold out.  I went back to Senior Assistance Center, and they paid my rent…and my past due Xcel bill.

I just got back from Senior Assistance Center.  I put a check in the slot of their door along with a thank you note.  I will continue to donate because they gave me back my life.  How can you put a price tag on that?

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Marla’s Story

It seems thSenior woman so very worried gives us her testimonialat I just couldn’t catch up. I needed dentures, and set up a payment plan of $200 a month with my dentist. In May, my rent was increased by 25%. In June, my brakes needed to be replaced on my car. I “borrowed” money from my Xcel bill to help cover my prescriptions, and got a shut off notice. I was so worried, and couldn’t afford food.

At my doctor’s office I overheard some ladies talking about Senior Assistance Center. I asked them where you were located. When I got home, I called. My utility bill was now past due, and I even had a shut-off notice! My cupboards were getting bare.

You paid my Xcel bill in full!  You offered me a bag of food, and told me about your food bank on Thursdays. I was able to purchase new fabric in your little thrift store for a quarter!  I made a lovely quilt and sold it for $75.00, which covered my rent increase.   I see light at the end of the tunnel thanks to Senior Assistance Center. Thank you for having my back!

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Senior Woman gives us her testimonialIt’s So Good To Know Someone Cares

I am a retired senior citizen living alone. I’ve always worked hard to manage my bills. It seems like life’s emergencies are harder than when I was younger and had a job. Car repairs and large deductibles for medical care have really sent me into a tail spin. It can really be overwhelming to have to choose between food and prescriptions.

I had to have a major tune-up on my car. The mechanic let me pay a little every month, and I was so grateful to him. Shortly after, my side kept hurting. I knew if I went to the Emergency Room I wouldn’t be able to keep my word to the mechanic, so I suffered through the pain for a few weeks. My landlord found me passed out on the floor, called 911 for help and I was transported to the hospital for a ruptured appendix! They did surgery right away, but I had an extended stay at the hospital. All the while I could only think of the mechanic, and how in the world I was going to pay these bills! I don’t think I have ever felt more vulnerable in my life.

I was so grateful when a friend of mine told me about Senior Assistance Center. She said she had no idea how they could help me, but she knew they would. The lady at the front desk interviewed me and told me they would pay all of my utility bill. I was blown away! Perfect strangers helping me! She had me fill out an application for rental assistance, and they will let me know if they can help me with my rent. She asked me about my prescriptions and gave me the phone number to the pharmaceutical companies. When I called and sent them a copy of my prescriptions, they gave me three months of my prescriptions free!

Senior Assistance Center gave me a bag of food, and let me know about the food bank held right there on Thursdays. They also told me about other organizations that would help me. In the kindest way possible she told me that this was no time for me to be too proud to ask for help.

Senior Assistance Center, please continue to provide the services seniors need. The staff is exceptional. You know, I think their kindness is really what is so important to seniors like me. I want to thank you again for being there when times are rough. It’s good to know someone cares.

If you know of a senior who may need our help, please have them call us at 303-455-9642.

Melvin’s Story

Senior hopelessness in testimonial

I am 78 years old, and have been out of work since February 2009. I injured my back at work. My job consisted of heavy lifting, and I was unable to return to work. My savings was my only source of income. I continued to look for work, but I have been unable to find anything. I’ve exhausted my savings now, and my Social Security check covers the bare minimum. I’m a very proud man- have never asked for help. I wanted my family to be proud of me, and I felt like I was letting them down.

My friend told me about the Senior Assistance Center. The folks there have been so helpful. They made it so easy to ask for help. They told me that people like me was the whole reason they were in business. My Excel bill balance has been growing, even though I have been paying a little every month. Senior Assistance Center paid my bill in full! I still can’t believe it!

They gave me a big bag of groceries to take home with me, and told me about their food bank on Thursdays. One of the ladies in the front office told me how to apply for some services that I had no idea were even available to me. My wife’s birthday was coming up, and they gave me free tickets to a play that my wife had told me about. She was so surprised when I told her to dress up and we were going out!

Thank you to everyone who keeps the doors open for folks like me. By the way, they let me come to volunteer. Even though I am not getting paid, I am getting something I’ve lost along the way. My confidence is back!

If you know of a any seniors who are struggling, please have them call Senior Assistance Center in Denver. 303-455-9642


Shirley's story & the mobile food bank is her testimonialShirley’s Story

I was in a car accident a few years ago and had to stop using busses for transportation because they were just too rough on my back and caused a lot of pain. It has been rough going, but when you folks brought a food bank to my apartment building, it was life changing! Now I only need to walk down the hall to get my food! What a blessing for a lot of us- this “Mobile Food Bank! Thank you for giving me back my independence. And thanks for all of your hard work.Click here for Mobile Food Bank Schedule.

Senior Assistance Center Helps Desperate Woman.

Desperate woman's testimonialDue to my fixed income and higher demands for payments on Excel bill within the year, we needed help before and after our disconnect notices. As we age, we are limited and barely making ends meet. However, with programs such as this it helps us sleep better at night. We try and try to continue to survive as prices continue to explode on us elders. Once again thank you. My friend is the one who heard about this program through church and suggested that I come to you. I worried to come, but I needed to get some help before winter comes. Thank God for prayers way before now and thank you as well. My husband had a stroke, and also has cancer and this help will really lessen the stress he already bears. Thank you. R

Senior Assistance Center Helps Veteran

Veteran in despair gives testimonialJoe heard about the Senior Assistance Center from his church. He was at wits end and knew he needed help, but had no idea where to turn. Joe had been in the Army during WWII. He and his wife had worked hard all their lives and thought they could make it on their Social Security and a small pension in retirement. The cost of living and Joe’s medical conditions altered their retirement plans. Now Joe has huge medical bills and his Social Security benefits had been reduced. Joe had never asked for help before. He was a proud and hardworking man. He had survived WWII and was thankful to provide for his family. Now he came to SAC in despair seeking help.

Senior Assistance Center was able to help Joe and his wife by paying their past due Xcel Energy bill, and provided them with information to apply for LEAP during the bitter winter months. We offered Joe a bag of emergency groceries and told him about our on-site food bank on Thursdays. We also took an application to provide Joe and his wife a monthly box of commodities. Joe really needed help with his medical condition. We were able to find a walker to help Joe as well as a shower chair. His wife needed help taking Joe to his Dr. appointments, and grocery shopping. The Friendly Visitor program volunteers  will be driving them to their necessary appointments and shopping needs.  In addition we referred them to the Veteran’s Aide program to receive continual help.   The Senior Assistance Center acts as “One Stop Emergency Service for Seniors”.   Joe and his wife went home knowing they had options for help and were not alone.

Senior Couple Receiving Much needed help from SAC!

Senior Couple needing help readily gives testimonialMy husband is no longer able to work since he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  He has applied for SSDI and also SSI but everything is pending.  He only receives $189.00 per month and has no other income. His mother passed away a few months ago, and we had to pay for her funeral.  I have been so upset about my husband that I entered my Social Security check into the register of my check book twice!  I have had over $300.00 in returned check fees! (Including one for Xcel Energy!)  We have never had to ask for help, but now I feel like we have no choice.  I applied for food stamps, but we earn $23.00 a month too much for help.  My neighbor told me about Senior Assistance Center, and I’m so glad she did.

Thank you for paying our past due utility bill.  That was a real help and so appreciated! Your intake department gave me some names for help for my husband’s huge co-pays.  We just found out that we were approved.  When I came to the food bank on Thursday, I was able to get a free cell phone that was activated right then and there. This has given us both peace of mind when I need to run out to do errands.  It truly is a lifeline! The gentleman at the sign-in desk asked me if I was a Veteran.  I told him no, but my husband is. He said he was going to have someone call us to help my husband and I so we can keep our home. We have someone coming to help around the house and to help my husband with his personal care. All of this help, and it’s a benefit due to Veterans just for the asking!  A friendly visitor has been coming to the house visiting with my husband.  This was great when I needed to step out for a few prescriptions and groceries.  When I walked into our home, it was so wonderful to hear my husband and the visitor laughing over a shared joke.  Seriously, I had no idea that so much help was available to us.  Senior Assistance Center just called.  Someone donated a small wheelchair for my husband to use.  We are so blessed to have found the wonderful folks at Senior Assistance Center.  Thank you so much for helping us.  Josie

My adult children both moved out recently. I have fallen behind on my utility payments during this transitional time. I am and have been seeking employment, however, jobs are not returning calls to me. I am now taking care of a 3 month old, my grandson so his mom can work. She hopes to be eligible for CCAP, at some point to pay me. Until then it is a labor of love. Deborah

I have had a hard time paying my bills because I only receive $1005.00 Social Security. I try to do my best to see that everyone gets a little money but I just can’t do it. I am grateful that Senior Assistance Center could help. I appreciate your kindness. Barbara

I have nothing but bad luck. Moved, had to pay debt, rent, storage and I really need help until I can get back on track. Thank you for all the help. Thank You. Maxine

Within the last year my health has worsened and I am still raising my four grandkids. I’m on oxygen now and I use everything I get to raise these kids. Rent, water, meds, etc. I just can not make ends meet. I try to save, but the kids needs are just too much. Linda

I am a single mother of a teenaged girl 16 years old. Due to breast cancer that has gone to the brain. I am on disability and food stamps. We do pretty well, but often struggle to make ends meet, so any assistance is truly appreciated. Lori