Cathy Sutphen, social worker at the Russell Cave Family Resource Center, submitted the only case being featured this week. Her client is a single father of sons ages 3 and 11. He needs $750 to pay his past due rent.
He is separated from his wife and recently received sole custody of his sons. He is employed by a company in the construction business. During the winter months, work and his earnings were sporadic. With the arrival of warmer weather both will again be steady.
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He was able to handle the expenses necessitated by the changes he made to accommodate having his children living with him. When a water leak developed he fell behind on his rent. His landlord, knowing the father is a good tenant, is working with him on a plan for repayment of back rent.
Once that bill is cleared he will be able to meet the family's living expenses.