Saving the Safety Net
When Ms. C fled an abusive relationship, she found herself needing Public Assistance, Food Stamps, and Medicaid to survive. However, after suffering the traumatic theft of all her belongings while homeless, Ms. C was unable to provide important documentation to the Social Services Agency and had her application denied six consecutive times. This was in direct violation of City policy to protect survivors of intimate partner violence.
Ms. C turned to our Safety Net Project for help, and her Advocate represented her in a hearing which led to successful restoration of one year’s worth of benefits for Ms. C, making a life-saving difference in her world.