Brittany is one of many whose COVID-19 lay off intensified an already precarious situation. A little over a year ago, she was unable to work due to complications from a serious car accident which had left her wheel chair bound. At the end of last year, she was cleared from physical therapy which has allowed her to start working again. Unfortunately, she has had another setback – her condition recently deteriorated and developed an infection that has caused her to have Bell’s Palsy. She is working through the complicated and lengthy process of applying for unemployment, which could take weeks. Brittany is a mom to an 11-year-old little girl and is actively looking for other employment so she can support her family. At the end of her rope, Brittany reached out to Rappahannock United Way for assistance with late rent payments for April and May. Through the ALICE Assistance Fund, we were able to quickly cover her payments. Now she can focus on her health, her family and future job prospects.