Robert* is a single, 39-year old father with one 12-year old daughter. After being laid off from his job, he wound up falling behind on his rent and utilities waiting for unemployment. Struggling as a newly single parent since his daughter’s mother passed away (due to injuries from a car accident), he faced homelessness and sought assistance at Triangle Family Services.
He lost the job while his daughter was at summer camp and was distraught over the idea of his only child coming home to a homeless shelter. With the joint efforts of the case manager and Robert, he was able to alleviate the risk of becoming homeless. The case manager was able to assist him with his delinquent rent and locate employment before receiving his first unemployment check. They both worked on a budget for Robert, centered around saving money monthly to prevent a situation like this occurring again. Robert and his daughter were thankful for the program’s assistance.
*Names have been changed to insure confidentially of client