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
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