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The holidays are supposed to be special, but for Lydia, a single mother of four living in Mays Landing, the season has been marked by sadness.
Her daughter Ella has an intellectual disability and a feeding tube that requires around the clock care. Lydia is unable to work and relies on public assistance to support her family. With no money leftover for gifts, Lydia struggles to buy presents to put under the tree.
Through tears, Lydia called The Arc of Atlantic County for help. Jen, a support coordinator, was able to connect Lydia and her daughter to specialized services and medical care, and matched her with a Holiday Partner who gifted the family with a Thanksgiving dinner and presents for all the children.
This year, Lydia looks forward to the holidays and the smiles on her children’s faces as they unwrap presents on Christmas morning.