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Crisis Averted

April 2, 2016

After divorcing her abusive husband, it took Elle a little while to get back on her feet. Thankfully, she had a good job and soon found a decent apartment for her and her two sons (ages three and nine). 

All that changed when Elle stopped receiving child support. Soon she fell behind on rent and utility bills and came home to an eviction notice on her door. All at once, the security Elle had worked to provide for her sons after the traumatic divorce was in jeopardy. They had nowhere to turn, and Elle worried they would end up on the streets.

Local Vincentians stepped in, paid her past due rent and utility bills and got her the legal help she needed to keep getting child support.  It was a close call, but Elle is thankful she and her boys were able to safely stay in their home.

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