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Not just socks, it's success

Not just socks, it's success
April 21, 2018 Client StoriesCollaborationsClothing CenterFood PantryUtility Assistance

Three years ago, when Hannah arrived at MOM for her first appointment with a case manager, things weren’t going well. A reduction in her hours at work meant that Hannah could no longer pay all her bills. Focusing on food and rent, she had let utilities slide and was now months behind. If she didn’t make a payment soon, her utilities would be shut off. Hannah knew MOM had a food pantry and clothing center. She hoped she could leave with some bread, milk and maybe warm socks for the winter so she could use her limited resources to make a payment on her utility bill.  

Hannah’s case manager helped Hannah get the food and clothes she needed. She also worked with her to come up with a plan. With her case manager’s help, Hannah located new employment where she could get more hours of work. Having more work hours and her food and clothing supplemented by MOM meant that Hannah could start paying off her utility bill. MOM helped at first, but soon Hannah was able to make the payments on her own. Every month that she paid on time, Hannah watched her credit score jump. As a result of an improved credit history, she was approved for Community Development Authority Housing, which is low-income, subsidized housing. Just recently, she moved into a nice townhouse on the west side of Madison with significantly lower rent.

“The case management and financial assistance at MOM were the turning point I needed to make improvements in my life and be successful,” Hannah said.

Your support of MOM provides people in west Madison, Middleton and Cross Plains with basic things-- like socks and other clothing. More than that, it provides our neighbors, like Hannah, the resources they need to achieve success.

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