Selected Success Stories
As many states prepare for Medicaid expansion and as the number of privately-insured patients seeking services increases thanks to the Affordable Care Act, community health centers nationwide face a growing demand for primary care.
One moment in April, 2011 turned Sara Cloutier’s and Carlos Gonzalez’s lives upside down. The couple lost a dear friend—and their home—when Sara found their landlord dead from a heart attack. Sara rented from him since she was 18 and he had wanted to sell the couple the house in Bethlehem, N.H.
When Doug retired to his hometown of Mount Sterling, KY, after teaching statistics and psychology in Daytona Beach, he was lucky to find a decent home—and one that he could afford.
When a ceiling panel crashed onto Larry and Brenda Woods’ kitchen floor, they knew it was time to replace their old manufactured home.
In 2011, the imminent closure of a local emergency shelter threatened the availability of around-the-clock support and space for families in immediate need.
Grandfamilies, defined as a family in which grandparents are raising their grandchildren, often struggle with the financial challenge of living on a fixed income. There are an estimated 20,000 grandfamilies living in Milwaukee County who frequently battle to find adequate, affordable housing.
Born and raised in Texas, Chef Tina Ferguson-Riffe tapped a unique source of start-up funding to get Smoke Berkeley, her new BBQ restaurant, off the ground.