“I feel very thankful that there is a place you can go when you need that help. I’m grateful that I live in a city that has these benefits. If it wasn’t for SAM, I don’t know where I would be mentally and physically in life.”
Elmore was doing everything he could to provide a good life and stable home for his wife and six children when Service Access and Management stepped in to give him some assistance and introduce him to programs and services – both within SAM and across the state – that could help him and his family.
Elmore’s house was in danger of going into foreclosure several times until his case manager Dana let him know he was a candidate for medical disability and helped him apply for the service.
Elmore said SAM was there on a daily basis to assist with things like filling out paperwork and also provided therapy services when he was at his lowest moments.
“SAM has been a tremendous help. I’m thankful the opportunity is there,” Elmore said. “There’s never a time I can’t call Dana about something I’m going through. Dana goes above and beyond. I don’t know if she realizes how she’s helped me in my life. I’m able to do things now with my kids. Dana has kept me calm and focused in the darkest moments of my life.”
Elmore said SAM is all about helping people and he couldn’t be happier with the changes the organization has made in his life.
“I had no idea what working with SAM was going to be like, but this has been the answer to a lot of my prayers. Now I’m getting a chance to enjoy life with my family.”