Walt is a blind man in his late 50’s totally dependent on others for his existence. About 5’4” and 100 pounds he is a soft-spoken harmless man. He was placed in a room for rent by a relative without any type of background investigation. He called the local church looking for a ride to their Easter services and spoke with an administrator who contacted us.
After spending some time with Walt we were able to discover the living arrangements were unacceptable. The homeowner was mildly abusive to him taking all of his money for rent and care. Care that he was not providing.
Several of the Helping Hands Group members stepped to help. Within hours Walt had food and personal needs supplied as well as transportation to church. Several other members invited him to sit in their small group meetings. Others sat down to develop a long-term plan.
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