On a recent Wednesday, “Joan”, a single mother who has been looking for a job for nearly two years, called our office in a panic. She had finally been offered a job, but the employer needed her to start on Friday, and she needed to find and pay for child care for her 18 month old son, “Alex”.
Our staff told her to come in, and Martha Trujillo, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Pamela Frank, EITC Coalition Coordinator and Child Care Scholarship Case Worker, helped her obtain a United Way Child Care Scholarship by identifying a child care provider and verifying her employment. What is normally a two week process was completed in two days so that this mother, who for so long had been seeking a better life for herself and her son, was able to begin work. “Alex” is in a stable child care setting, learning new social skills and experiencing new developmental activities. “Joan” and “Alex” are on a journey to self-sufficiency, thanks to the efforts of our staff and the generosity of our donors. By supporting the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area, you are helping change lives every day.
Posted by Kim Connolly
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