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Catholic Social Services - Payee Program

“Carol” was referred to the Payee program at Catholic Social Services by a local Adult Protective Services’ caseworker.  Carol had been financially abused by her son who lived with her, and she found herself in debt to many creditors.  She was at risk of losing her home due to unpaid taxes and some of her utilities had sent her disconnect notices.  The son had access to her checking account and regularly helped himself to the funds while paying nothing towards the household expenses.  Catholic Social Services was able to secure Carol’s monthly income in order to pay her bills and debts and ensure the money was going for her best interests.  APS was able to get the son to leave the house and stop taking advantage of his mother financially.  Over the course of several months, CSS was able to get her debts paid back and stabilize her financial situation.  Carol now has her essential living needs met each month and has even accumulated a same savings to address any unforeseen needs in the future.

 

United Way of MPM invests $16,120.00 in the Payee Program