Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham

Bethany Durham has a bachelor’s degree in Communication and a passion for storytelling. Her writing for Catholic Charities has included blogs, newspaper and magazine articles. She enjoys telling client stories in a way that captures the humanity and emotions of those she writes about. When she’s not working, Bethany loves to spend time with her two cats, hike and sing karaoke.

For those who are recovering from a recent injury or surgery, the cost of medical supplies can pose a major financial burden. Having to locate and pay for needed equipment can add stress to an already difficult situation.
Medical equipment like wheelchairs and walkers can be extremely expensive to rent. Also, programs like Medicare and Medicaid often do not cover these items.

Upon being released from jail, Star* had no place to call home. She was ready to make a fresh start, but didn’t know where to go to receive help.

Even before she began fostering, Jennifer was no stranger to opening her home to children in need. As a young mother, her teen children would bring home other kids who were struggling with their home lives and needed a safe place to stay. Jennifer’s outgoing nature and background as a teacher meant that other kids and young adults often gravitated to her home.

From the time she was born, it seemed that all the odds were stacked against Summer. She grew up with a mom who had an addiction to substances, so Summer took on the role of caring for her younger siblings.

Children in therapeutic foster can deal with more challenges due to experiencing trauma, making the path to finding their place in the world more complex.

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