Alamance County, NC, aid provider and former aid recipient.
Looking for Work
Before I got this job I was actually living in Roxboro. I was going to school. I have three daughters of my own, and so we were all getting Medicaid. There was no child support coming in from my ex-husband… Continue reading
Alamance County, NC. Aid provider.
Health Success Story
We had one patient that when she first came, I think she weighed 70-something pounds. She has diabetes, severe diabetes. And now I think she weighs 130 pounds. She’s doing great. And I always tell her that she looks great. She’s living in the Burlington housing. Continue reading
Assumption of Dependence —Alamance County, NC, aid provider— A couple of years ago I was sitting in a dentist’s office. The gentleman beside me…we were just, you know, general conversation. And he says, “Oh, what do you do?” So I … Continue reading
Alamance County, NC, aid provider and former recipient.
The Stigma of Temporary Aid
My ex-husband and I owned a restaurant and the restaurant, it started not going very well. And so he actually started having a drinking problem. So at that point, I decided to move out. So my son, who was three or four at the time, we moved into an apartment… Continue reading
Parthenia — “Ms. P”
Alamance County, NC. Aid provider and former aid recipient.
It All Started with an Illness
It all started with me becoming ill, having to go on disability. But before I get the disability I have to have, I am not working at all, I am needing assistance with my utility. So I am reaching out to the community. So I didn’t really know anything about where to go besides Social Services… Continue reading