Sean was at a loss and didn’t know where to turn when called United Way’s 24-Hour 211 Helpline and spoke to Andrea. Sean explained to Andrea that his wife, Pat, was in a rehabilitation center after a severe accident. For Pat to return home, they needed a stair lift. However, like many people in our community they didn’t have emergency funds saved for this unexpected expense as they lived paycheck to paycheck. When Sean contacted a stair lift company, they quoted him a price ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 for installation.
Andrea directed Sean to a United Way funded program where his case manager found a stair lift through a loan closet and advocated for a much less expensive installation rate. Thanks to your support, Pat was able to return home with the care and mobility assistance she needed.