YOU have helped Audra, thank you! Here is her story.
“I followed my husband here after his term in the military ended. Nearly four years ago, I was hopeful that I would find meaningful work here in Illinois. After a fairly successful career in sales and marketing I thought it would take no time at all to find a new job. Two years later and with a shattered self-esteem my employment benefits ran out. I was broke, in the midst of a divorce and mostly out of hope. That is …when I decided to go back to school in the hopes that I could find a new career even at the age of 50.”
“I have a 4.0 GPA, work 2 part-time jobs and I still struggle to make all of my rent payments. Needless to say, I was on food stamps and Medicaid. As the mental health facilities closed and the clinics covered by Medicaid lost all their physicians it grew nearly impossible for me to maintain the meds that I have been on for 17 years. This was followed by a loss of Medicaid coverage (a paperwork delay). I found myself in a dangerous situation. I was without the medicine that I needed and afraid of the depression that was sure to follow.”
“A family member suggested I go to the Clinic. I was concerned I would be subject to the 90 day intake process and I knew without my medicine, I’d never make it. It took one week to see a doctor. Everyone at the Clinic treated me with respect and kindness. I was amazed!”
“I know my situation is hopefully temporary but I never want to leave this Clinic! You all are wonderful and I want you to know you helped save me, truly. I am grateful beyond these simple words.”
—-Audra M., Crytsal Lake