ESM helps family get back on its feet

ESM helps family get back on its feet

Scott and Syleinia Summers wanted a fresh start, so they and their two girls, ages 3 and 5, moved from Conyers, Ga., to Colorado Springs a few months ago. Syleinia would be able to live near her mother, and Scott thought the altitude would help him with his multiple...
Unemployed man gets medical help from clinic

Unemployed man gets medical help from clinic

When David Hage counts his blessings this holiday season, he’ll be numbering a couple that most take for granted: his eyesight and feet. Last year the unemployed, uninsured senior developed a painful foot infection and was suffering from poor eyesight. He needed...
Agency helps fill gaps for disabled woman

Agency helps fill gaps for disabled woman

When arthritis and diabetes sidelined Kathy Coria from her 25 years as a hairdresser, her finances were left in limbo before she could receive disability payments. With her rent almost a year behind, she sought out Tri-Lakes Cares for help. “Their food pantry probably...
Charity gives family a lift after accident, theft

Charity gives family a lift after accident, theft

When it rains, it pours. Maria would know. For the past three years, her family has battled poverty as her husband, injured in an accident, has struggled to find and maintain work. But Maria, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy, has kept her family...
Housing helps man find path to future

Housing helps man find path to future

Last fall, Jay was down on his luck. The business plan he was developing with his family, which he was living with, had fallen through. His family had kicked him out of the house. For the first time in his life, Jay found himself living in a homeless shelter. “I was...