Shannon Gordon, a social worker at the Senior Citizen Center, and Beth Myers, a case manager at Mary Todd Elementary Family Resource Center, entered cases for financial assistance to Lex-Care last week.
Gordon is advising a divorced woman who needs $750 to pay the balance due on a medical bill. The woman is employed full-time as a bookkeeper/office manager. She recently had major surgery that forced her to take unpaid time off from work. Her medical insurance covered part of the cost but she needs assistance to pay the remainder of the bill.
Once this bill is cleared and she returns to work she will be able to cover her living expenses and be financially stable again.
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Myers' case concerns a single mother of three who needs $398.28 to cover temporary living expenses.
In mid-January, a main sewage line broke and sewage backed into the family's home. Myers states "the family receives Section 8 vouchers and has been displaced for over a month as they waited for their rental home to be repaired."
The city helped pay for this, but not for the contents of the home or the living expenses during the time of displacement, she said. The woman needs assistance to pay her gas bill as well as out-of-pocket expenses such as the costs of living in temporary quarters, laundry and groceries.
The woman is employed as an office manager at a childcare facility. Once the family is established in their home, they will be able to manage.
You can help: Lex-Care Inc., P.O. Box 1328, Lexington, Ky. 40588. Contact Lex-Care at (859) 699-9859 or Lexcare.org.