Stories from SNAP Outreach – Catrina & Joshua
CCWVa SNAP Outreach program helps our neighbors apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps). These benefits are modest, but can make a big difference in the lives of recipients.
This is Catrina and Joshua’s story:
Catrina is a 22 year old mother of a 3 week old baby; her boyfriend Joshua works at a local telecommunications company. For Catrina, taking a newborn baby to the DHHR office was not an option that she was looking forward to. When she heard about our services she was excited to meet with someone from our SNAP team.
Aaron, our SNAP Specialist, went to their home to complete the SNAP application. Catrina was thankful to meet with Aaron rather than wait in line for hours with her newborn at the DHHR office. The SNAP benefits she now receives help provide quality nutritional food for her and her baby.
Catrina is now enrolled in WVU as a full time student.