When Patricia’s husband abandoned their family, she was unable to pay all of her rent. Nervous and unaccustomed to handling money matters, she came to MAM for help. The case worker put her mind at ease by paying the balance due on her rent and referring her to our Financial Education Coordinator. Patricia made an appointment to work on a budget and brought her 15 year-old daughter, saying,
“I want my daughter to learn to manage her money too. Can you help us?”
Patricia and Kayla worked to create a family budget and learned how to survive on a single income. They have even opened a savings account.