A single mom who is a regular guest at the Expanding the Table dinner has an autistic adult male son she cares for. He is a large young man who is prone to having violent outbursts when he gets agitated. His mother is able in part to keep him calm by allowing him to listen to Gospel music on her cell phone but it is often problematic when she gets a call or needs the phone herself. Change for a Dollar was asking the folks at the serving site if there was anything we could do to assist the mother to help with the son. In discussions it came up that the mother could afford to pay for additional minutes on a phone plan but didn’t have enough money to purchase her son his own phone. Change for a Dollar offered to get the young man his own phone thereby allowing the mother to keep her phone and in turn she could help control her son’s behavior/ outbursts by him having his own phone.
Walmart “pay as you go phone” and data plan cards. - $184.82