Just last year, Claire* welcomed her beautiful daughter Mia into her life, but she was alone. She was a single mother, struggling with severe anxiety and
Because of your generosity, Claire and her daughter were able to enroll in our Healthy Families program. Their family support worker helped Claire navigate motherhood and the ups and downs of the parenting journey.
When depression and anxiety made it hard to even get out of bed, Claire's family support worker made sure that they got to every single one of Mia's doctor appointments. When Claire struggled to make ends meet, Healthy Families helped her get the
car seat, diapers, and baby wipes to keep Mia safe and healthy.
"My family support worker has been with me and my daughter since day one... when we had no one.
She has acted as a mentor, sounding board, friend, and someone who always believed in me as a mother. She answered parenting questions when no one else could. She gave me alternatives to discipline that worked wonders," says Claire. "Our family support worker is part of our family."
Our Early Childhood Development programs work with parents to improve their bond with their newborns and toddlers, understand their child's development, and become the first teachers their children will have.
are helping to build stronger families right here in our community.
*Names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.