Jane was referred to the WRC from Hancock Regional Hospital in May 2024. Jane is a 63-year-old who was a shift supervisor for 3 years at a sub-contract cleaning company. During her medical leave for several surgeries, her employer lost their contract. This left Jane unemployed. When Jane came to WRC she had already connected with several sources to upgrade her skills, she had diligently applied for other jobs, reached out to Indiana Career Connect and Work One. She came to us for financial assistance to help renew her registration for her vehicle. This would allow her to have transportation to job interviews and doctor’s appointments. The WRC paid for her registration, plus gave her gas cards. Jane attended our empowerment workshop, “Plant a Seed and Watch it Grow” and she has been volunteering for us on a weekly basis as a thank you for our help. Jane has had several job offers and is waiting for the doctor to release her to return to work. She is very humbled by the generosity of the WRC and very thankful for the assistance and encouragement we have given her. She has been excited to help us with our fundraiser coming up on 8/22/24, “Power of the Purse.” She is excited to continue her journey of growth.

Jane came to the WRC in July 2023 through a referral from Healthy 365 and the Salvation Army (SA). Jane, (57) had been rushed into purchasing a house during COVID and ended up losing it because she was unable to keep up with all the expenses owning a house entailed and unexpectedly being off work due to a work-related injury. She was having trouble getting workman’s comp but was to return to work in August/September, once the doctor released her to return. Her employer of 7 years was very supportive. Jane, along with her 19-year-old daughter and her daughter’s service dog, began staying at a hotel in Greenfield with the help of the Salvation Army.

The Women's Resource Center was able to help Jane with pantry items and support trying to find stable housing during this time. She used all her money and savings, along with credit cards, to stay in the hotel after SA funding ran out. Due to Jane’s overwhelming stress with the situation, the WRC was able to get Jane into counseling services. After a rough apartment-hunting process, she was finally accepted and moved into an apartment complex in Greenfield on the first of October. The WRC was able to help with her deposit. She is still receiving counseling services but feels like she has finally found a place to call home. She still occasionally visits our pantry and stated that she is so grateful to the WRC for being there to support her through the entire process.

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