When you imagine being saddled with crippling debt, you might think of someone buying a house or paying off student loans. Maybe you think of someone going on a shopping spree. But for many people, particularly GBM’s patrons, that’s not the case. Vera...
For Bernice Thomas, things haven’t been easy. At 59, she should be just beginning to enjoy the golden years. But the golden years haven’t been so golden–Bernice has been disabled since 2002 and is suffering from pulmonary artery hypertension, which...
The patron whose story follows asked to remain anonymous, so for purposes of the story, his name has been changed to Phillip. Phillip is not an old man by any sense of the word, but walked through GBM’s waiting room with a pronounced limp. It’s just one of his many...
Things were going well for Clarence. He got his Ph.D. in Ministry and became a minister. He had a nice place to live and a happy marriage. Then the financial troubles began. “My wife rented stuff from Rent-A-Center under my name. But then she didn’t make the payments...
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