Jennifer was struggling financially and emotionally since she left her abusive husband. Due to COVID, the Family Court Support Unit backlog severely delayed any intervention for required child support payments and Jennifer was responsible for raising four children on her own. To pay her bills, she started her own business, preparing meals for friends and family. Despite her hard work and long hours, Jennifer’s home business didn’t cover all her expenses. In desperation, Jennifer called 211, the 24/7/365 free, confidential helpline. She was referred to a United Way funded partner that providedhelp to pay her overdue bils and a grant to purchase needed cooking supplies to keep her business going. With this help, Jennifer was able to remain independent, financially stable, gain confidence in herself and keep her children safe from her abuser.