Through a referral from a local agency, Families Free began helping a family caught up in the cycles of incarceration. Roxanne was a mother of three children, ages 3, 7 and 13. Her husband recently re-entered prison and left Roxanne and her children in a vulnerable situation. When Roxanne’s father died, she could no longer manage on her own. Families Free was asked to assist Roxanne in addressing some of her most immediate needs – shut-off notices on her water and electricity. We also linked her with resources to repair and make her home livable for the winter. By connecting Roxanne to these resources, we hoped to strengthen this family unit. Our goal was to enable them to overcome these challenges so that they can move forward into a healthier, more productive living.