After fleeing a domestic violence situation, Cathy reached out to Tedford for help with housing. Tedford assisted Cathy in accessing a rapid-rehousing voucher with Maine Housing and then finding an apartment in Brunswick for her and her grade-school son. Due to the COVID pandemic, Cathy has struggled with obtaining and maintaining safe employment opportunities and has had little income to support her son’s academic needs going into the 2020-2021 school year. The Walmart gift card provided by the funding allowed Cathy to purchase some school supplies that her son needed for school that Cathy was previously unsure of how she was going to be pay for before being offered the gift card. After using the gift card, when Cathy provided the receipt, she wrote that her son “was so excited and got a lot of new things he desperately needed for school. I can’t say thanks enough!!