Ruth's Story

The Power of a Helping Hand: Ruth’s Story

When Ruth, a mother of five, separated from her husband, she became the sole provider for her family. Each of her children were under the age of nine, and Ruth had to find a way to support them—as well as pay for rent and utilities—which put her under a lot of financial stress. Ruth was very close to losing her home—until she discovered INMED’s Family Homelessness Prevention program.

INMED linked Ruth to a case manager who helped her gain control of her financial situation, while providing both practical and emotional support.

“My case manager was always available to encourage me on those days when I thought I’d lose my mind,” Ruth said. “She never candy-coated anything, but she was always upbeat and positive and often pointed me to other resources I could use. I knew I would succeed with her support.”

“The people at INMED understand that there are seasons of trial, and they give you the tools to make it through.”

 
Ruth learned to budget and was introduced to local resources that would help her save money to put towards family essentials. With INMED’s help, Ruth was eventually able to pay her rent and provide for her children. Through her success in the program, Ruth raised her self-esteem and grew more confident in her abilities to manage her money.

“[INMED] helped me see a bigger picture, one step at a time, by setting realistic goals,” she said.

Ruth is now fully employed and can provide for her family. She is optimistic about the future, thanks to the support she was offered through INMED.

Sometimes people just need to be shown a better way,” she said. “The people at INMED understand that there are seasons of trial, and they give you the tools to make it through.”

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