Paid 12/29/2022
Imminent Loss of Housing
Temporary Loss of Income
Medical Emergency

Fully Funded

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This person has left the following thank you note:

User-submitted image -  Click to see real sizeI have so much gratitude! Thank you so much! I am extremely grateful for your kindness, generosity and time that you have given me. This funding will get me up to date with the rent and allows me the opportunity to start slowly saving again. I am working a strong sobriety program, practicing the principles of it in all aspects of my life and working again without any health restrictions. This whole experience with Modest Needs is proof that people can be simply amazing and to help someone anonymously is just incredible. I want everyone to know that I have every intention to share the hope and kindness you have so freely given me. I have new faith in my ability of sharing my experience, strength and hope with other alcoholics who are suffering from alcoholism. THANK YOU! :)

I Battled Alcohol Abuse for Years. I'm Sober Now, but a Medical Issue is Going to Make Me Homeless!

My Story:

I am a professional photographer, and I was running a successful business for over 20 years before that. However, COVID-19 bankrupted my business in 2020, and I began to struggle with substance abuse. My alcoholism became chronic, and I have spent the last two years in and out of treatment facilities and hospitals. After battling for a very long time, I'm now 9 months sober, and I finally feel like my life is back on track. I decided that I couldn't recover on my own, so I moved to be closer to my family and that has been a blessing. I work just under 40 hours per week at Costco now, and that has been very good for my financial stability as well as my overall stability. I go to recovery meetings and practice all the principles of my recovery program on a daily basis. I now have serenity!

Over the last two years, I have made little money, as I have been in and out of treatment centers and hospitals. To add to my financial struggles, I now have a large amount of medical debt. Upon being hired at Costco, I made enough money to pay my monthly expenses with just a little money left over for saving. I was also approved for some added employee benefits. However, just before my benefits were about to kick in, including temporary disability insurance, I developed a worsening inguinal hernia. Over time, it became an emergency situation that needed surgery as soon as possible. I just got the surgery done, and I'm returning to work very soon, but I went without pay for almost two months, and as a result, I'm behind on my rent by about two months.

For the first time in a very long time, I'm on the right path, but I'm afraid that my financial instability will derail all of the progress that I've made. I'm very confident in my ability to remain sober going forward, and I'm not worried about that in the slightest. However, I am worried about becoming homeless and the long road back that I will face if I'm evicted. For that reason, I'm very humbly asking for assistance with keeping my home. I would be deeply appreciative of this help, and I also appreciate the consideration and understanding shown to me by the wonderfully kind people who take the time to read my story.

As of 2022-12-29, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2023-01-05, Modest Needs sent payment via Check in the amount of $1,050.00 to Anchor of Hope Sober Living on behalf of this deserving individual.