She was put on medication and placed in a public school therapeutic program with a plan to transition to high school as she was deemed ready. Cassandra worked hard, did well, and was transferred out of the program....

Now legally blind at age 83, George lived alone in an apartment in a local elderly housing complex. A monthly pension from the Veterans Administration was his sole source of income. George’s daughter contacted...

Tressa has been disabled since birth due to a condition that affected the calcification of her bones. Using a wheelchair to get around, Tressa has established a professional career in the non-profit sector. Because...

When the car she relied upon for work broke down, Sarah’s choice seemed straightforward: fix the car and keep her job. But getting the car fixed meant using the money she had set aside for rent. Sarah soon fell...

George had been struggling for years to control his behavior, but a combination of a mood disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder made that very challenging. George got angry that day, over a perceived slight...

Marian was raised in a modest home which she acquired from her mother. It was in this home that she raised three boys and spent the last 30 years caring for a husband with multiple sclerosis. Ten years ago, one son...

Jerry had been adopted as an older child.  He had been in the foster care system for a while, and his early family background was not known to his adoptive parents.  That he had suffered trauma seemed certain, and...

As a single dad with little income, Raymond felt fortunate he and his two daughters could move in with his sister’s family. But as soon as he learned of his daughter’s abuse, Raymond packed up and moved his family...

Mark’s drinking caused his life to fall apart, and he has only begun to put it back together. Sober for two years, Mark now works in a local big-box retail store. He sleeps and commutes to work in a car borrowed from...

Jane, who is 59-years-old, suffers from various physical and mental impairments, some quite serious. She lives alone in a federally subsidized, studio apartment. The private development where Jane lives is large and...

Lisa had been married to Ron for over 20 years and they had three children,ages 10, 13 & 16. Ron was diagnosed with bipolar disorder but stopped taking his medication when his psychiatrist retired. He verbally...

After leaving the Air Force, Lanette worked as a government subcontractor at the local Air Force Base until she was laid off in 2010.  Searching for but not finding work for two years, she collected unemployment...

Joann, a single mother of a teenage daughter, used her Section 8 subsidy through a local housing authority to rent a private apartment in a tiny MetroWest suburb. Without any warning, her landlord changed the terms...