When a Helper Needs Help
Licensed social worker Deborah Jones used to work for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, according to this article in the Newark Advocate.
Then through a series of bad luck Jones lost her job and house and found herself homeless and living in her car.
At first she didn’t ask for help and Jones appeared so well groomed that not even fellow church members knew about her predicament.
After reaching out to her pastor Jones is finally getting help. She now lives in a shelter and hopes she will have better chances of finding a job now that she has a fixed address.
Surprisingly her background in social work made her less willing to reach out to others for assistance.
“My thoughts have not been to go to an agency to see if they can help me,” she said. “My thoughts have been, OK, utilize your skills you silly girl and get out there and try to figure out how to make this work for you.”| Leave A Comment