Radyus’ Story

After losing her first infant son to a congenital heart defect, Radyus Coogler needed to do everything possible to reduce stress before welcoming her healthy son Christian into the world. Radyus received an array of tension-easing assistance from Toledo/Lucas County CareNet Community Health Worker Andrea Vasquez, such as rental assistance, a connection to financial coaching and other resources.

“I really enjoy working with her,” Radyus said of Andrea. “She definitely helped me a lot and eliminated a lot of stress.”

Chief among the assistance Radyus received through Andrea was a Lucas Metropolitan Housing voucher to help get a larger, two-bedroom apartment. Radyus fell behind on her credit card bills while having to change jobs during the pandemic, causing her credit score to drop, so getting the voucher was crucial to preparing for Christian’s June 2021 arrival.

CareNet helps clients like Radyus by providing access to coordinated healthcare services. Be a friend of CareNet and help our neighbors get what they need by clicking here to make a donation or by texting CN2020 to 44-321.