Howie – Consumer
I have been with the Arc for over a year now, and the kindness of those who work here go well beyond just a job. I had to have knee surgery, and several employees called to make sure I was OK and had enough food since I was unable to go anywhere. That is well beyond the call of someone just helping you with your finances.
My program did something for me that I had never been able to do before, build a savings. All my bills are taken care of without the stress it causes on me with my current health. I was never taught how to take care of money and was spending it most of my life before it was ever really mine. Without the knowledge of money, had to overcome the very embarrassing task of filing for bankruptcy twice before realizing needing help with finances.
I am beyond thankful for the Arc, the people who work here, and the people who continue to support the Arc so that I can live independently without fear that his medical and housing bills will not be paid. I just wish the Arc had come into my life sooner, as I have made some decisions about my retirement money that were not in my best interest. These folks have helped me work out some issues I have understanding the complicated issues that come with money, and really helped me learn things to pass along to others.