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“Please don’t stop what you’re doing.”

“Hi. I’m a 25 year old woman struggling financially after major life changes and stress triggered a bipolar episode that nearly cost me everything I have.”

That’s how the message from Catherine* began. She had lost her job, which ultimately led to her car repossession and near eviction. The situation triggered a manic depressive episode.

“I am absolutely drowning,” she continued.  “I truly just want to be able to make it to the end of the month with food in my fridge and knowing that my home and vehicle are not about to get ripped out from underneath me.”

And that is where Together Rising was able to step in. This community provided Catherine with funds to cover her rent and car payment for 1-month, giving her a break to focus on her mental healthcare. Your relief provided Catherine the time to get a treatment plan together. She is now on new medication and receiving ongoing treatment that has helped her significantly. 

“I got my degree in social work because I wanted to be a part of people like you, who genuinely care for each other and hold humanity with grace and compassion. Please don’t stop doing what you’re doing.”

People like YOU. 

Catherine shared this with us, when really it should be shared with you. Thank you for the tangible ways your support impacts real people in their real lives. We can’t do this alone. We can’t do this without YOU.

*Name has been changed