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My wedding was what every young girl dreams of”, Allene recalls. “It was a beautiful church ceremony overflowing with people who loved and supported me.” But almost immediately following that magical day, her dreams were shattered. Her husband’s abuse started with slapping, but then led to more violent acts of shoving, hitting and kicking before […]

Domestic Violence

Angel* was a young mother involved in an abusive relationship, when she became pregnant a second time. “At that time my chances of being successful in life, I was told, were going to drop drastically,” she remembers. “I was told this by family members. My dad told me I had to leave his house because […]

Preventing Foreclosure

Looking back on his experience as he fought to prevent his home from foreclosure, Eric* says he relied on the “three P’s: perseverance, patience and persistence.” His determination paid off in the end and with the help of Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) from Family Service of the Piedmont, Eric was able to keep his […]

Mental Health

“I don’t ever remember being happy.  I was always down,” says Samantha* as she recalls her struggle with depression, beginning in her young teenage years.  “I was hospitalized multiple times for attempted suicides and spent years struggling to just get out of bed and live.”  Samantha had exhausted countless attempts at finding the combination of […]

Identity Theft

Gloria* came to Family Service of the Piedmont’s Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) for First-time Homebuyer Counseling. It wasn’t until CCCS began looking into her finances that it was discovered Gloria had had her identity stolen. An identity thief had taken out a number of loans and credit cards in her name as well as […]

Mortgage and Debt Help

There are tears in her eyes as Melissa* talks about her experience with Family Service of the Piedmont. These are not tears of sadness, but tears of joy for how far she has come in the past few years. Melissa has had her share of life’s struggles. She has lived with a hearing impairment her […]