A household-level experiencing an emotional or financial crisis, in which family members have uncertain or inadequate access to food.
A recently unemployed single mom who does not have enough money to buy food for her children.
Due to either emotional or financial problems, family members face uncertainty, such as having trouble paying rent, overcrowding, moving frequently, staying with relatives, or spending the bulk of household income on housing.
A victim of domestic abuse who courageously left their abuser but now does not have a safe place to stay — all too often they may return to the abuser — and end up in an even worse position — all because there is nowhere else to go.
Unable to access affordable, convenient, reliable transportation, which leads to difficulties getting places, including, school, daycare, grocery stores, medical appointments, and more.
A patient with kidney failure who needs dialysis to survive — but there is no public transportation to get to the closest dialysis center or hospital, which is 20 miles away.
Concerns about domestic or neighborhood violence, which includes victimization, witnessing violence, and crime.
An elderly grandmother who watches her 4 grandchildren every day while her daughter and son-in-law are at work — but she can’t take the kids to the playground or to the grocery store, and sometimes even to school, because armed robberies and violent assaults are common in her neighborhood.
Inadequate access to utilities
Limited or unreliable access to water, electricity, phone, internet, WIFI, and gas for the household, including lack of refrigeration or plumbing.
A family renting an apartment is still reliant on a landlord to maintain the building and pay utilities — when the landlord does not take care of their responsibilities — the tenants are the ones who pay the price.