Making Ends Meet

It’s hard for some of us to imagine having a full time job and still not being able to pay the bills. Unfortunately, for many people that is a reality.

James is a full-time teacher at a local school. Teaching is tough job requiring dedication and calling as well as education and knowledge.  But as a single father of two teenagers, James sometimes finds himself a little short. The paycheck is pretty lean after taxes and insurance for three are deducted. He pays the mortgage and auto loan, but then things can come up short.

When that happens, he calls on his friends at St. Francis House. Over the last three years, St. Francis House has helped James with food, clothing, and this month, a utility bill, in order to get by. We don’t see James often, but we are so glad we can be there when he needs a little help.