The following cases requesting assistance were received at Lex-Care this week:
Ebonee Brown, who works at the Picadome Family Resource Center, has a client who received court-ordered custody of her three grandchildren on October 1. She needs $948 to pay her past-due rent.
The widowed grandmother lives in Section 8 housing. Her daughter and the children lived with her and the daughter assisted with the household expenses. The daughter began using drugs and the grandmother fell behind on her rent because the daughter no longer made any financial payments. The daughter is now under court orders to attend a rehabilitation center in northern Kentucky and will be incarcerated.
The authorities at Section 8 are aware of the situation and have reduced the rent now that she will be receiving the children's Social Security benefits.
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Single mom of four can't pay bill for car repairs
Leslie Calk, a case manager at the William Wells Brown Family Resource Center, is counseling a single mother of four, who needs $750 to pay for repairs to her car.
The woman is employed as a teacher's assistant at a church preschool. Her car broke down three weeks ago and she is using LexTran to get to and from work. She has to wait an hour after work for the bus that takes her home. As a result she has to pay her sister to take her children to their child care facility.
You can help: Send tax- deductible contributions to Lex-Care Inc. Emergency Fund, P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40508. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 227-2765 or Lexcare.org.