It is a harsh reality in Delaware County: nearly half the households live in poverty or are one crisis away from it. It’s often a vicious generational cycle. Working families face obstacles in reaching health, education, and financial stability. Some who hold full-time or even multiple jobs still fall short of meeting their basic needs.
This wasn't supposed to be how life would go. Meredith Demaree expected to marry her sailor beau, have the typical family unit, and live happily ever.But life happened, as it does for so many, and she found herself back in her hometown, a single mom, looking for a job that would support her and her two young children.