Category Archives: Agency Stories

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    ESM helps family get back on its feet

    Posted on October 19, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Scott and Syleinia Summers wanted a fresh start, so they and their two girls, ages 3 and 5, moved from Conyers, Ga., to Colorado Springs a few months ago. Syleinia would be able to live near her mother, and Scott thought the altitude would help him with his multiple health problems, including severe arthritis. But [...]

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    Unemployed man gets medical help from clinic

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    When David Hage counts his blessings this holiday season, he’ll be numbering a couple that most take for granted: his eyesight and feet. Last year the unemployed, uninsured senior developed a painful foot infection and was suffering from poor eyesight. He needed medical attention but didn’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid. He wasn’t sure where [...]

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    Agency helps fill gaps for disabled woman

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    When arthritis and diabetes sidelined Kathy Coria from her 25 years as a hairdresser, her finances were left in limbo before she could receive disability payments. With her rent almost a year behind, she sought out Tri-Lakes Cares for help. “Their food pantry probably kept me alive,” she said. Food, utilities and rent proved to [...]

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    Charity gives family a lift after accident, theft

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    When it rains, it pours. Maria would know. For the past three years, her family has battled poverty as her husband, injured in an accident, has struggled to find and maintain work. But Maria, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy, has kept her family afloat thanks to Catholic Charities, one of 15 [...]

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    Housing helps man find path to future

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Last fall, Jay was down on his luck. The business plan he was developing with his family, which he was living with, had fallen through. His family had kicked him out of the house. For the first time in his life, Jay found himself living in a homeless shelter. “I was in a really bad [...]

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    Woman gets needed rides from Silver Key

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Every week a volunteer from Silver Key Senior Services takes Rose Gochee to get her groceries. Some weeks they help her get to doctor appointments as well. Gochee was diagnosed at age 58 with cervical dystonia. Her neck tilts to the left and she can no longer drive. “My spine is off whack because my [...]

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    Widow relies on food bank to survive

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Susan has endured many trials over the last 18 months. In April 2010, she and her husband, Bill, lost their Security home to foreclosure. The couple had only seven years of mortgage payments remaining to make to own the house outright. The foreclosure was due to Bill’s construction business going under during the recession. In [...]

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    Volunteer learns to not be judgmental

    Posted on October 16, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Lorie Waugh sought to put her faith to work when she first volunteered for Westside CARES. Now it teaches her weekly lessons at the organization’s new B Street food pantry, one of six operated by Westside CARES. “You think you’re going in there to be able to give out to other people, but it’s about [...]

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    Teen gets fast boost from Urban Peak

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Max remembered Urban Peak from when she had lived in Colorado Springs in her youth. Most recently living in Baltimore, she got on a bus and headed west because she knew she could get help. “My dad tried but he was only able to do so much and he wasn’t able to provide for me [...]

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    YMCA helps family get in shape

    Posted on October 15, 2012 by admin in Agency Stories, Donor Impact.

    Cynthia Pagan attributes it all to diet and exercise. Well, and the ability to do both with her children around. In the last year, she’s lost 100 pounds working out at the YMCA. It has not only changed her life, but that of her whole family. She sees her children choosing healthier food options. “They’re [...]

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