Warren Gibbons,* a 68-year-old Army Veteran, cherished his relationship with Megan, a special child in his life. When Megan’s parents and grandmother could no longer care for her because of their substance abuse disorders, Mr. Gibbons readily stepped up to become a kinship caregiver. Although Mr. Gibbons was eager to take Megan in and was awarded legal custody, he lacked sufficient financial resources to provide for her.
Mr. Gibbons connected with legal aid’s Kinship Care Team for help. Legal aid helped Mr. Gibbons resolve some concerns with his VA pension and his Social Security benefits. Legal aid also helped Mr. Gibbons access food benefits and financial assistance to support Megan. Thanks to legal aid, Mr. Gibbons is financially secure and able to give Megan the stable home, support, and love she needs.
*Name and photo have been changed to protect client privacy.