Case Stories

Our Case Stories

It is widely recognized that families’ ability to meet basic needs is the biggest determinant of their ability to lead full and healthy lives. But in many specific emergency situations, existing support structures either don’t cover or cannot act fast enough to cover an acute, unexpected financial need. Footbridge strategically supports only clients for whom our help will make a sustainable difference. Our flexible model complements existing supports, filling in gaps as the funder of last resort. Read our case stories to hear specific examples of how our approach makes a difference.

Tamar’s Case Story

The story of Tamar, a single mother of three, underscores the importance of community support for families experiencing hunger and housing insecurity.

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Rachel’s Case Story

Rachel’s Case Story focuses on the impact of intimate partner violence on the extended family, who often step in to support victims of abuse.

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Valerie’s Case Story

Valerie’s Case Story focuses on the all-to-common combination of intimate partner violence, emotional abuse, and financial manipulation.

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Vanessa’s Case Story

Vanessa’s Case Story focuses on intimate partner violence and relationship to financial abuse and housing insecurity.

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Bethany’s Case Story

Bethany’s Case Story focuses on intimate partner violence and its profound impact on children in the home.

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Naomi’s Case Story

Naomi’s Case Story focuses on food insecurity, highlighting the challenges many families face daily in communities all around us.

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