Barbara is working a part-time job earning minimum wage, while attending school part-time in order to obtain a better paying job. She is having a difficult time meeting her family’s everyday needs, let alone buying Christmas gifts for her daughters, ages 2, 4 and 5. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
The single mother of a newborn son is living in a residential program and applying for jobs. Her goals are to obtain safe and affordable housing for herself and her son and maintain her sobriety. She is optimistic about her recovery, well-grounded, easy-going and personable, according to her case manager Amy Gagne.
The lives of Tammy and Roger changed forever when they became first-time parents just three months ago.
Willis, a formerly homeless man, has experienced mental illness and poverty.
The mother works 30 hours a week at a local retail store, at minimum wage and with no benefits. She was barely getting by raising three children alone. But when one of her children became very sick, things got much worse.
Groton organization needs money to help get addicts into treatment.
Michelle and Dan are looking for gift cards to provide Christmas gifts and basic items for their two children after Dan was laid off in November.
Jackie is a young single mother who has fallen on difficult times. She has two boys under the age of 2. She finds it difficult to keep a steady job because child care is too expensive.
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A veteran of the U.S. Navy, stationed in New York and currently residing in Groton with his family, had to be discharged for health reasons and is currently unemployed. He and his wife are the proud parents of a little boy age 6 and another baby on the way.
Tony is a young, married father of three, who has been battling stage 4 cancer.
Denise was living in the city shelter but got her own apartment about a week ago. She's a very upbeat person who is working to change her situation and wants to get her insurance license.
Bob and Sandy, a young couple, live in a shoreline town with their preschool-age daughter, Lily.
This is a working family struggling to make ends meet. Dad is working, and mom takes care of their daughters, ages 6 and 2.
Mary is a single mom who is disabled and recently fell on some difficult times. She works part-time to provide for herself and her three daughters, and does as much as she physically can.
Brady, a 57-year-old Army veteran, is trying to make a decent life for himself while living with a traumatic brain injury.
Christina was a successful adult and an active member of the community before her ex-boyfriend assaulted her. When she is ready to go back to work, she would like to train to become a domestic violence advocate.
The majority of the Alliance for Living clients are living at or below the federal poverty level and depend on SSI or SSDI and food stamps to cover the cost of their rent, utilities and food.
Jessica T. is 25 years old. She is a single parent with four children and very little income.
Shyla has never had much and has not been able to give her 3 children as much as she would wish. She struggles with anxiety, depression and other health issues, and she is unable to work right now.