Angela Gibbs, a case manager at Bluegrass Rape Center, submitted a request to Lex-Care last week on behalf of a client who needs $750 to pay rent and an electric bill.
The woman recently ended an abusive relationship with a person who shared her home and paid the primary portion of the living expenses. She is disabled and unable to work because of degenerative disc disease, bone cancer that is in remission, diabetes and epilepsy.
She now has a new roommate, but before that she fell behind on her rent and utility bill. They have established a budget that includes finding less-expensive housing and reliable transportation so they can maintain their lifestyle and save money.
Income is from the clients' Social Security Disability benefits and food stamps, which are supplemented by the roommate's contributions.
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