They too went through their savings during the '08 crash. Unemployment is hardly enough for anyone to survive on in NYC unless they have savings to dip into. They never could, unlike your daughter, replenish their savings. And their rent kept going up and up....
We are supplementing them until at least one has a job. All they're doing is buying most of their own food and gas for the used car I bought them. He just received his last two weeks pay plus 10 days vacation pay. That with the small amount of savings they have should see them through.
He is hoping to find another job counseling and helping alcoholics and drug addicts who have cleaned up their acts and are trying to fit back into society, find jobs etc.
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