Divorced mom pulls herself and her kids through a crisis

“I started receiving counseling three-quarters of the way into my ‘year from hell.’ December 2014, my husband left our family; January 2015 I lost my job; March 2015 foreclosure process began on our home and April 2015, our youngest was facing legal issues.  Did I mention I was at a point where I couldn’t get/afford health insurance?) The Women’s Center helped me sort through all of these issues and prioritize what was most important to work on first. Talking with a counselor on a weekly basis helped me identify my priorities and cope more effectively with the stress and depression. As of today, I am divorced, have a good-paying full-time permanent position at University of Michigan, have full benefits covering both the kids and me, and we now have a new home!”