Confined to a wheelchair, and without family, Larry was at a loss when presented with eviction papers.
A Community of Care circled around Larry in his time of need.
Once an eviction is on someone’s record, it becomes incredibly hard for them to obtain housing again.
It is imperative to help before they get to that point.
Larry tried finding a place to live on his own but his extremely limited income and medical expenses made it impossible.
The turning point in his crisis came when he confided in his pastor after Sunday Mass. Father reached out to Catholic Charities about housing availability. He put the word out among the parishioners for assistance with physically moving Larry, his medical equipment and few personal possessions. Quickly, a community of care formed around Larry, determined that he would not wind up on the street.
The Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund stepped in and provided life-saving help.
CCEAF funds paid for a two-night stay in an inexpensive motel. Together, Catholic Charities’ staff and parish volunteers moved his few belongings.
For $150, Larry was safely housed and not sheltering on the street.
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund helps hundred of people like Larry each year. Please donate to CCEAF today.
Read Larry’s Story
Larry’s Voicemail – No Place to Go
Listen to this audio of Larry. He needs help, he has no place to go. No donation is too small, it helps our community....
Housing Services Join Larry’s Community of Care
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund: My name is Ronnetta Pruitt, and I worked with the agency’s In Home program at the time I met Larry. He was in a real mess. His...
Larry Confides in his Priest
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund: My name is Father Bob, and I was Larry's priest. I met Larry the first time he visited Nativity for Sunday Mass. I was...
Larry is Introduced to Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund: My name is Susan Walker and I am the Executive Director of Outreach at Catholic Charities. Part of my job is supporting our...
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund: Larry was a mid-70-year-old man confined to a wheelchair by a medical condition. He lived in a small apartment owned by an...
What is CCEAF?
Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund: Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Fund (CCEAF) is a local fund. The money is raised in our service area, primarily as a...