STEVEN AND RUTH
Steven and Ruth are very good friends who always come to CHC together. They became friends several years ago when Steven’s beloved dog Lucy died and Ruth helped him find a new pet companion, Katie.
Steven is retired from a now-defunct retailer, and he finds it difficult to cover all his expenses with his decreased pension. “You don’t know what it’s like [to struggle financially] until you go without,” he says.
“The things [CHC] provides makes the difference between someone eating a meal and not eating,” Ruth adds. “The people at CHC are friendly and helpful. They make it all worthwhile.”