DRS In Action – Quality of Life and Independence
“My name is Beverly and I’m a 41-year-old single mom with serious health issues, including congestive heart failure. I wouldn’t be here without you (DRS) so I’m honored to share my story.”
“I’ve been blessed to receive help from amazing people and organizations like Disabled Resource Services. I don’t know what my future holds for me, but I do know that there are people out there that I appreciate immensely for all of their time and the help they provide.”
Beverly has worked with Denise, our program manager based in Loveland, since 2015. Together they’ve worked to keep Beverly’s quality of life and independence.
Prior to meeting Denise, Beverly was in a bad place. “I was frustrated because I needed help and it was so hard to find anyone to help me with what I was going through. I didn’t have the time, money or resources available to help me.”
When Beverly and her daughter became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship, she worked with Denise to set goals for becoming self-sufficient. She replaced the ID that was stolen so she could complete applications for financial assistance and Food Stamps.
Later, with a dependable source of income and help with a rental deposit, she accepted a Section 8 housing voucher knowing she could afford the reduced cost of renting an apartment.
Of equal importance is the emotional support she’s received. “I appreciate knowing I can talk to Denise with no judgement; be who I am. She’s there to listen, offer me resources and advice and she gives me hope.”
“I’ve learned to keep positive and the positivity has helped me maintain strength to keep going. Thank you to every person at your agency, as well as everyone in this community who has made others believe and have hope!”