Ethiopia had a good job at the airport; in fact, she had just been hired permanently after months of working through a temp agency. Eighteen days later, she was laid off due to COVID-19.
Budgeting Tips from an Economic Mobility Specialist
Thinking about money can be hard. Sometimes it can just seem easiest to ignore it completely. But not planning for or thinking about our finances might mean that there isn’t enough to cover the things we really need. That’s why it makes sense to try and come up with a plan, a spending plan/budget, for your money.
The CARES Act
The recent passage of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which directs $2.2 trillion towards the coronavirus crisis, is a ray of hope in an otherwise desperate time.
Kim’s Current Situation
The last time Kim shared her story, she was in the midst of putting her life back together after a medical emergency and a job lay-off sent her family into a tailspin. We checked in with her for an update in the midst of our community’s current crisis.
Crisis Assistance Ministry Closes Facilities Due to COVID-19
Effective at close of business March 17, 2020, all Crisis Assistance Ministry facilities are closed until further notice due to the impact of COVID-19.
Crisis Assistance Ministry Responds to COVID-19
Like many nonprofits, Crisis Assistance Ministry is adapting to help contain the spread of COVID‐19 and minimize the risk to employees, customers, and volunteers.