“I first heard about Self Help when I was working at another restaurant,” said Laura Crucet, owner of The Pig + Fig Café. “They helped one of my co-workers get into an apartment.”
At the time, Crucet’s co-worker made $12 an hour as a line cook. He was earning too much to get any help from the state, and yet there was no way he would be able to afford the deposit to get into an apartment. Self Help, Inc. paid the deposit so he could have a place to live.