Family Services was no help

I am writing in response to the article in the March 30 Register, "Working Parents Get Some Assistance." I
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

I am writing in response to the article in the March 30 Register, "Working Parents Get Some Assistance."

I think it is really unfair of Job and Family Services to make so many untrue statements. Job and Family Services was not there for me and my family when we needed them. My husband and I both work, and we have two children, a two-year-old and a three-month-old.

I was on maternity leave for two months. My husband went to work every day and we could barely afford to buy milk and formula for our children. I went to Job and Family Services for help and they dismissed my case, said we didn't qualify.

In the article they stated that with utility and gasoline prices on the rise average people could barely make ends meet. We are one of those families. We would not have food in our home if one of our dear and closest friends did not help us out by using her food stamps to get us $50 worth of groceries for the month. But yet Job and Family Services just remodeled a house in Perkins Township for free.

When my family needed the help of our tax dollars, Job and Family Services wasn't there for us.

We got denied for food stamps and child care. I don't appreciate Job and Family Services trying to portray themselves as heroes, or making it look like they are there for the average family when they weren't there for my average family. The public has a right to know how I was treated.

Amy Seabrook

Sandusky