BCM newsletter | June 2023

Single mom goes from eviction to financial coach, thanks to a little help

You’d never know she nearly ended up on the streets judging from where she is now.

Vera Hanna worked as a consultant for numerous corporations throughout the United States in the pharmaceutical industry. But several times, she found herself unemployed. And as a single mother who had her son Tyler just days before she turned 22, Vera had her share of tough times. 

“The first time BCM helped me, my son was in middle school. I was working and working, but it took longer [than usual] to obtain another contract,” she said. “I exhausted my savings, but I didn’t want to go to my family. I had always been able to pay my rent, pay my utilities, pay my car, and did what I had to do.

“Things were tight, and I didn’t know what to do about receiving help. So I just got online and started researching and found that BCM was in my zip code at the time.” 

Vera reached out to see if BCM could help her – and they did. 

“They prayed for me and paid my rent for that month...

Read the rest of Vera's story

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