Allison is a single mother of two kids who are both in college. For the past few years, Allison’s life has been in a consist state of change. She lost her job about 2 years ago because the company filed bankruptcy. Right afterwards, Allison found out that she has supraventricular tachycardia(SVT) which is a cardiac arrhythmia arising from improper electrical activity of the heart. Because of her condition, Allison was extremely dizzy, fatigue and had difficulty breathing. She was not able to look for a new job because of her symptoms. It took the doctors a few months to determine the appropriate treatment and after 6 months her condition started to improve.
In the meantime, she had no source of income. She was delinquent by several months on her rent and other bills. Her landlord was threatening to evict her and her kids from the apartment that they have been living in for the past 5 years. She started to forgo purchasing groceries so she could contribute a little bit each month to her landlord. In September of 2014, Allison found a temporary position. She is still behind on her rent but is trying to pay it off. Because her position is only temporary, she does not qualify for medical insurance through the company. Medical payments for her and her kids is estimated to be $900 per month according to the Affordable Care Act Plan; money that she currently doesn’t have. Allison is praying that her position will convert to full-time status so she will get an increase in pay but more importantly, have affordable health care benefits. In the meantime, Human Connexus is helping Allison with her rent to ensure she is not left homeless while she gets through this rough patch in her life.