Crystal is a single mother with 2 children, ages 12 and 13. She started getting help from our Family Ministries 4 years ago after she moved back to Springfield and got full custody of her children. She isn’t able to work due to several medical conditions and is in the process of applying for disability. Finances are very tight as they get by on temporary assistance and her daughter’s disability from a heart condition. Crystal has never received any child support and she also takes care of her mother, who’s homebound and lives on a fixed income. She’s very appreciative of the Mission’s donors who give to help families like hers.
“After all the bills are paid, there’s hardly anything left. There have been times we’ve been so low on food that I had to make meals out of canned goods. The Mission has helped me out tremendously. Every time I go in, I feel blessed because my needs for food, clothing and other household stuff are met.”