I am a published author and have been financially independent and self supporting all my life. It was losing my job due to the present economy that brought me to needing assistance, a position I have never experienced before. PRISM saw me through and supported me in every way possible. They provided food and clothing and even books for me to read. And when I had need of health care and dental care, PRISM staff found resources to meet that need as well. I am now happily working and faithfully paying off past debt accumulated during my financial crisis.
I had just finished training to be a medical assistant. My husband was working, but with my school expenses and the cost of raising our four children, we fell further and further behind in our finances, ending up with a large debt. I was determined to get an education to provide for a good-paying job. I needed a car to get to and from work and couldn’t afford a high car payment. Thanks to a wonderful family that donated their vehicle to PRISM, I was able to be helped to purchase this used vehicle through the Ways to Work program and advance in my new job. Thank you, PRISM staff, and especially thank you to those who donate their vehicle to help working families like mine.