Cate and her four year old daughter, Chloe, came to Greer Relief needing assistance with
their Duke electric bill. Cate has been out of work since March. She applied for and has been
receiving unemployment, but it is due to be exhausted in the next three weeks. Her daughter’s
father is completely out of the picture but Cate has applied for court ordered child support.
With unemployment as her only means of income, she has been slowly falling behind on her
rent. This month she had to bring the rent current to stop the threat of eviction. To do that,
she had to let her other obligations go. She has been looking for work by using the resources
at SC Works, staffing companies and online sites. Cate has a degree in Psychology and really
wants to get a job with a nonprofit. I referred her to United Way and LinkedIn to help her
network and get into the nonprofit world. Greer Relief was able to cover Cate’s entire past due
amount on her Duke bill in order to stop her disconnection.