Applicants for emergency EO loan funds, like Jacob, often come to us in a state of rebuilding. After completing a period of incarceration, Jacob worked full-time at a fast food restaurant until he was injured. The injury forced him to take a leave of absence. Jacob had a place to live at a halfway house, however the loss of income meant that he was unable to afford parole fees and his rent. A small loan from EO ensured Jacob remained housed while he secured a second job to compensate for his lost wages. He went on to save earnings, which allowed him to move into a home.
Stability and opportunity are essential to healthy communities. Congratulations to Jacob from all of us at EO.