Maricela first came to MEND for food and clothing assistance after her and her husband lost their jobs. After 2 years, her family became financially stable enough to no longer need to visit our food bank. Sadly, her husband passed away a few months later and Maricela needed to find a way to support her family while maneuvering life without her beloved partner. With the help of the Family Support Program, Maricela received individualized, supportive coaching and resources. “MEND has been a life saver. My family could not carry on without their supportive services. We’re still standing because of MEND,” she shared. Your support has helped families like Maricela’s receive the support they need to strive.