Cheryl is almost 40 and she has been thinking about going back to school for a very long time. She had taken some college classes a while back and would not have to start at the beginning. She became really serious when the factory where she was working closed and she lost her job. One of children attends Pellissippi State and the other is in a county middle school. Faced with no job and an extremely large utility bill she went to Community Action Agency for assistance. They had no emergency funds left, but referred her to Good Neighbors. Along with help from a few local churches and a small portion of the bill covered by GN, Cheryl was able to keep the utilities connected. Checking in with her in January, she was excited to let us know that she had found a new job and still was going to be able to go back to school! She was very appreciative of the assistance.