Only a teenager – but holding his family together

  Jonathan’s Story

    “Jonathan” is only in high school, but his mom is sick and he carries the burden of holding his family together. They came to Western Wake Crisis Ministry seeking help with bills they couldn’t pay. As he sat in our office, shoulders drooped, his mom crying next to him, the Financial Aid Volunteer gently talked with him to learn their whole story . . .

    Right away she saw many ways that Jonathan and his mother could be helped. She started by contacting his school guidance office so they could provide support. She told his mother about the mobile on-site nursing services and medication vouchers. Then she explained how Western Wake Crisis Ministry can provide limited rental assistance and connected them with a church that could help pay the balance . . . She also asked if they needed groceries.

    As Jonathan and his mother made their way through the food pantry, selecting healthy, fresh items to take home, you could see the weight on his shoulders start to lift . . . and hope return to his eyes, knowing that someone cares.

    Every day, more people walk through the doors at Western Wake Crisis Ministry. And things aren’t always simple. Housing, transportation, medical issues . . . often a family’s situation calls for more than a bag of groceries or help with an expense.

  Western Wake Crisis Ministry is well known in the community for its food pantry, but your support helps us offer so much more.  (Click HERE to make a contribution to our Holiday Campaign . . . for families like Jonathan’s and those we have yet to serve.)