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At the end of June a 71 year old named Olive received her first eviction notice. She has been living in her rowhome with her family for years. Money has always been tight, and this month they just fell behind. Not knowing what to do, she called 211 and spoke to Jay. 

After talking with Olive, Jay found out that one reason they struggled to make the rent is because she is currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. Olive is on a fixed income and those extra medical bills were making it difficult for her to keep up. Jay provided Olive with several churches, non-profits, and specialized services. 

Upon follow-up yesterday Olive reported that she was able to get the help her and her family needed and they are at home, caught up on their rent. 

“I have never been in this situation before and Johns Hopkins Cancer Center told me to call you.  2-1-1 is just excellent! I feel so blessed, and my family too, because you guys helped me get all the help I needed. I really am so thankful, I can't even tell you how thankful I am."  Olive went on to say that she wants to pay it forward by volunteering. “I would really much like to help out in some way. I will be done with chemotherapy in December and I will be ready to volunteer in February.”

-2-1-1 Maryland

 

Access to good-quality, affordable health care is within your reach. Do you need help making sense of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Medicare, Medicaid, or Children’s Health Care? Do you want to know more about your health care rights? Have you been recently diagnosed with an illness and need information about medical support programs? 2-1-1 can help you untangle the complex web of health care options and connect you to local health and human services agencies that are designed to support you through illness and keep you on a track of good health. 

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