Tina: A single mom was put in jail for two days because her daughter was on juvenile probation for truancy and had friends over, thus violating her probation. Shortly after this, her son was taken away and placed in foster care because he refused to go to school. A DHS worker contacted her job and since she now had a felony, they had to let her go. Up until now, she had a spotless background record. She lost her job, her home, and her car blew up all around the same time. Within the community, there was no support or resources available to help her. Currently she lives in the basement at her mom’s home. Shortly after all the losses, she was excited to find a new, higher paying job. Unfortunately after two weeks, management let her go because of her negative background check. However, she was able to dispute the new job separation and was allowed her to return. Our program cannot change the laws, but we can walk along side with help, encouragement, and resources so the hardships do not destroy self-worth or worse.