We are touched by our clients’ stories, humbled by their struggles, and amazed by their strength to cope in the face of adversity.
John and Beth's Story
John and Beth earn slightly more than minimum wage at their jobs. They work very hard but live paycheck to paycheck with a very meager savings. When their vehicle broke down unexpectedly, they were unable to afford the money to repair it. LEAVEN assisted with the repair cost.
Mike and Ellen's Story
Mike and Ellen are parents of three young children. Mike had open heart surgery and suffered a stroke after that. Mike underwent emergency open heart surgery followed by complications. They came to LEAVEN when they were facing eviction and LEAVEN provided the help they needed.
Judy is a single parent of three small children – one of whom is on a nebulizer. The loss of electricity would be devastating to the health of her asthmatic son and LEAVEN assisted with her utility payment.
Karen is a single mother of five children who has stable full-time employment. Although she earns a good income, Karen finds it difficult to sustain household expenses. Faced with disconnection of water and utilities, Karen came to LEAVEN for help.
Debra and Her Son's Story
Debra and her 15-year-old son are both disabled. Debra has cerebral palsy and her son has muscular dystrophy and is confined to a wheel chair. The family relies on a handicap-accessible van that needed some extensive repairs they couldn’t afford. LEAVEN helped with the cost of repairing the van.