Jake currently works for a ride-hailing company as a driver. He’s great at his job and earns enough to support his family financially, while his wife supports the family as a stay-at-home parent. Tragedy struck earlier this month when their newborn son was diagnosed with COVID-19. Jake and his entire family were immediately quarantined. While absolutely necessary, this meant that Jake was not able to work for at least 2 weeks. Although, he qualified for the Economic Impact Payment he has yet to receive it. Jake tried to sign up for unemployment, but was unfortunately denied. He is still working through the process. Jake and his wife quickly reached out to Rappahannock United Way for help. Through the ALICE Assistance Fund, we were able to cover his mortgage payment so that he and his family can focus on their newborn, and stay safe -at -home.