For Nicole Thelin of LowIncomeRelief.com, writing was a career she'd always dreamed about but never thought would actually happen. When her husband was medically discharged from military service and unable to work, their family fell on hard times. "It was the first time I experienced poverty," Nicole shares. "We were moving around, staying with family and friends until we ran out of places to stay." Freelancing on website design and serving as the primary caregiver for her husband and one-year–old son, Nicole started looking for help. "I didn't have a computer at home so I went to the local library to search online for resources to help us," she recalls. "It wasn't easy finding things, but eventually I found information about community services, housing, and more."
Nicole and her family were able to get support for moving costs, get connected with a local food bank, find a home through a low-income housing program, and get medical care. "We literally went from being two weeks away from homelessness to having a beautiful home and the support we needed to get by."