After Olive View Medical Center diagnosed her with multiple chronic illnesses, Ana, 67, received a referral to the Countywide Benefits Entitlement Services Team (CBEST). Her retirement benefits weren’t enough for her to help with expenses at the home she shared with her teenage granddaughter and a friend, putting them at risk of homelessness.
CBEST helped Ana obtain federal supplemental benefits, supplemental income, and a one-time retroactive payment. She is also currently waiting to receive a Section 8 voucher to help subsidize her rent. She said, “I am thankful for everyone that was involved in helping me! God bless you all!”