Donations fund woman's counseling after tragedy

She says due to the counseling, her family is in a much better place.

Posted: Jan 8, 2019 5:58 PM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 4:59 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - United Way donations funded Hope Ministry counseling sessions for a Saltillo woman.

Jena Pennington suffered the loss of a family member due to suicide unexpectedly.

"Four years ago, I lost my husband, Tyler, to suicide. I had just found out that I was pregnant with twin boys the same week he lost his life," she said.

Pennington turned to Hope Ministries for help. After reaching, she was told the sessions would be free.

Due to the partnership with United Way, along with other agencies, funding for her sessions was completely covered.

“Being able to go knowing that I didn’t have the money to pay for it but knowing that they loved me enough and cared about me enough that I could go there for free is all the help in the world."

Four years later Pennington is thankful for the help of United Way and Hope Ministries.

She says due to the counseling, her family is in a much better place.

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