Elena was in dire straits:
Her clients cancelled her jobs, worried about the risk of exposure to coronavirus.
She had $10,000 in credit card debt and began to fear eviction when she learned about TrustPlus from La Alianza.
The TrustPlus Financial Coach she was referred to, Tiffany, guided her to prioritize food, housing, and internet, while paying the minimum on her credit card. Elena then accessed public benefits like food stamps and a stimulus check for her son, and she was connected to a pro bono housing lawyer.