Michelle's Story

Grateful for a Helping Hand: Michelle’s Story

After recently going through a divorce, Michelle, became a single mother of three young children. She faced a number of financial challenges that threatened the security and welfare of her family.  With no access to transportation, she had to find work within walking distance of her home. Michelle was able to secure a part-time job, but the wages she received weren’t enough to pay the bills or provide food and clothing for her and her three young children. That’s when she turned to INMED Partnerships for Children for help.

To help her make ends meet, Michelle’s INMED case manager connected her with a food bank and other resources. The case manager also assisted Michelle in acquiring a car through Vehicles for Change, a local organization that provides families in need with donated cars.

“You are my guide [when] I’m lost. You are my strength when I’m weak and most of all my foundation. You are my family that I never had.”

 
Michelle was so pleased with all of the support she received that she baked a cake and presented it with a thank you note to INMED staff.

“You are my guide [when] I’m lost,” she wrote. “You are my strength when I’m weak and most of all my foundation. You are my family that I never had.”

Although Michelle’s case manager doesn’t put on a uniform for her position at INMED, she always wears a smile and a positive attitude for the children and parents she works with. And that, she says, is the best part of her job.

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