When Janice's* husband lost his job, she thought it would be a short-term bout of unemployment. After six months of unemployment and increasingly severe depression, it became apparent that her husband might not bounce back from the layoff so quickly.
Janice met with a Navigator to have a sounding board for dealing with these difficulties. Together, they identified resources that Janice hadn't had the time to pursue, including local food banks and some state services. As the holidays drew closer, the Navigator was able to help them with holiday assistance from the Boeing company, which provided Janice’s daughter with a new bike and some much-needed joy during the holiday season. With support from her Navigator, Janice continues to manage some of the many challenges her family faces while staying employed and in good standing with her job.