New Haven Register Just getting by in Connecticut

by Ed Stannard, 11/16/2014 

Trish Kallman of Milford helps out at the United Way of Milford’s kids’ closet whenever she can.

“When you’re there, you’re amazed,” said Kallman, who “never realized how many people are in need until I walked into there.”

Kallman, 40, knows the need well, because her family has benefited from the kids’ closet too.

Her family of five just about gets by. In order to buy food, she may hold off on paying the water bill. “We have to come up with almost $5,000 by the 20th of this month or the bank is going to foreclose on our home,” she said.

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