Amaya Finds Strength in Asking for Help
It takes strength to ask for help. With a one-year-old and a baby on the way, Amaya needed a safe home. Amaya was given Catholic Charities’ number, and her phone call changed the course of her and her children’s lives. Catholic Charities’ family support worker, Alexis, quickly began to help her find safe housing and make sure that she had access to food, baby supplies, transportation, and health care.
Through the Supported Parenting Program, Alexis visits weekly at Amaya’s home and provides positive parenting skills and guides Amaya in recognizing healthy choices for her girls including what to eat, good sleep routines, how to play, and what to watch on TV. Amaya says, “Alexis is a good person to be with. I love her!” And Alexis shares, “Amaya is absolutely a great mother who just wants happiness for her girls.”
Learn more about Supported Parenting
The Supported Parenting Program is a family support, home visitation program for parents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Program staff help prepare, strengthen, and support at-risk families through positive parenting skills as they interact on a day-to-day basis with their children.