Working as a Team!

Sherril is fifty-nine years old and is a bartender for a local restaurant. She is divorced, and her adult son lives with her and shares expenses. When he was laid off recently, her income from bartending had to cover everything. Things were tight, but they were OK. Then, more bad luck hit. Sherril was diagnosed with breast cancer. Food stamps and local pantries helped keep them fed, Medicaid covered the health needs, but Sherril was unable to work. With nothing coming in, she quickly fell behind on rent and utilities. Thanks to a partnership between Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Francis House, Sherril was able to pay her bills and can stay housed until she and her son are back at work.