Appeal funds help agency reach out to people in crisis
A year or so ago Laurie Patterson had been diagnosed with cancer, was just divorced and was living on the streets.
The mother of four children ages 4 to 14 now lives in a house and is stable, though she admits that she still needs help with extra or unexpected expenses.
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service in St. Charles made the difference for her, helping her get housing and food. “If it weren’t for them, I’d never be on my feet. I’d be living in a shelter and my kids wouldn’t have had Christmas,” she said. “The support system and social workers have been great.”
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