“It’s really intense and it’s really frightening,” says Nicolena Loshonkohl in Roanoke, Va. She’s a single mom with a 2-year-old daughter and lost her job at a hair salon a month ago. Loshonkohl is still waiting on the bulk of her unemployment benefits to start.

“It’s really intense and it’s really frightening,” says Nicolena Loshonkohl in Roanoke, Va. She’s a single mom with a 2-year-old daughter and lost her job at a hair salon a month ago. Loshonkohl is still waiting on the bulk of her unemployment benefits to start.