I Need A Miracle. Please Be It.

Recently, a resident of Salt Lake County contacted United Way 211 with a request for information via email. She had been laid off and was not finding success securing another job. "I don't know who to talk to or what to do, but me and my kids are in serious need. … Everything that could go wrong for us, has. I really believe that I am a good single mother to three wonderful boys, ages 13, 10 and 7, and they deserve some help." She went on to say that they would soon be homeless and ended by saying, "Please help me! I don't know what to do. I need a miracle. Please be it."

The United Way 211 program was able to connect her to several resources including: two locations that assist with rent, a program that assists near-homeless single mothers with housing and job search assistance, local food pantries and a utilities-assistance program. She became connected to resources well beyond her original question.

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