Francine learned during a routine examination that she would need a hysterectomy, which would require six weeks of post-surgery recovery in which she would not be able to work.
Her husband's income alone could not cover all of the household bills as she recovered. She got help from coworkers, but it was not enough.
Working closely with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Bluffton Self Help covered the family's rent and utilities for the last month of her recovery before she returned to work.
Bluffton Self Help provides a broad range of social services for poor working families, the disabled, sick and elderly.