This past week, one of our ILYA (Independent Living for Young Adults) team members reached out to ask if there was an Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) who had any clients needing food during this COVID19 crisis. She said she wasn’t leaving home but her daughter was doing shopping for her and they would be happy to purchase things that could be picked up on their porch.
A note was sent out to the ILCs that ILYA works with and the response came back… one young woman in particular lost her job due to the virus and needed food. While she was seeking other employment she is over 21 so didn’t qualify for the money younger youth can get when they age out of foster care. She had applied for food stamps but there are long delays now in processing so many applications.
We found out of what the young woman needed and our ILYA member’s daughter purchased the groceries. The ILC came that day to pick up the donation and delivered everything.
There are many examples of people reaching out and helping others at this critical time. It’s wonderful to know about one who we already knew is a hero to ILYA. She just proved it again!