Anna, a teacher… had recently had surgery for a life-threatening condition, was temporarily disabled, and slowly recovering from surgery. Devastated to learn of her illness, and the fact that she would have to be off from work for several months, she took some measure of comfort in the fact that she had set aside a few thousand dollars for future emergencies. Unfortunately for Anna, while she was gravely ill, someone stole her identity, and the savings account money vanished overnight. When she came to BCS, months behind in all of her bills and still sick, we were pleased to pay her rent and utility bills and make referrals to other agencies for additional assistance. She was able to stay safe in her home, and happily, was able to return to work in a few weeks.