M.J., a recently unemployed single mother contacted CLC for assistance with her rent. During her interview, CLC case manager Delphia Adeogun realized that she needed additional services.
“I didn’t even know places like Community Lifeline Center (CLC) existed because I had never needed help before. It just seemed like everything happened all at once. I lost my job and I got behind on my rent and my utility bills. And on top of that, my 80-year-old mother became ill and had to be hospitalized when she came to visit me from Michigan. Although she wasn’t in the hospital for very long, she was still too weak to travel, so I’ve been taking care of her and continuing to look for a job. I was afraid I was going to be evicted from my apartment before I found a job. I had a long list of agencies to contact, but none of them were able to help me. The only one who could was Community Lifeline Center. Delphia was able to help me get current with my rent and utility bills (through Operation Roundup from CoServ Charitable Foundation). I don’t know what my mother and I would have done without CLC. I have an interview for a new job, so I hope to get back on track. Thanks to CLC, I got a second chance!