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Get more families like Reyna’s back on their feet

Apr 09, 2024 |

Not long ago, Reyna’s family seemed to be falling apart.

Her abusive husband had abandoned them. He left Reyna, who speaks only Spanish, and her two children with no income, no child support, and no transportation. Reyna was struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over her children’s heads.

Yet that wasn’t even the worst of it. Reyna’s daughter, Berta, was hospitalized several times because of suicidal ideation stemming from her father’s abuse. At the same time, Reyna’s little boy, Josue, was battling a speech delay.

Reyna adores her children and was doing everything she could for them. Still, her family nearly fell through the cracks. They could have lost their home. Reyna could have lost her daughter.

Through your support of Family & Children’s Agency (FCA), you made sure Reyna had the resources she needed to carry her family through the most difficult time of their lives.

We all need a helping hand sometimes. Your Mother’s Day gift lets mothers, families, and other neighbors know they’re never alone, no matter what they’re going through.

Because of friends like you, FCA was ready to help when the Department of Children and Families connected Reyna’s family to us for assistance. Things began to get better when an FCA home visitor met with Reyna. Soon, she received support in securing employment, finding a stable home, and accessing therapy. And that’s not all.

FCA delivered grocery boxes that were the family’s only source of food. With your help, we also provided diapers for Josue and linked him to community resources for his speech delay. Plus, Berta received counseling through FCA’s In-Home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) and was enrolled in the ASPIRE after-school program.

Today, the family is in a much better place.

Through FCA, Reyna learned about child development so she could support Josue and Berta’s growth. Both children are thriving! Josue entered kindergarten with improved speech and language skills, and Berta’s emotional stability has increased. The whole family is benefitting from the support network they’ve created by attending FCA workshops and other activities.

Because of the hand-up you gave her when she needed it most, Reyna is now self-sufficient, successfully supporting her happy, healthy family.

Please, share your compassion and kindness with more mothers working to lead their families through unimaginable challenges. Rush your Mother’s Day gift today.

With deep gratitude,

Robert F. Cashel
President & CEO

P.S.      Through FCA, you provide an invaluable safety net for every member of our community. You support behavioral and mental health services, foster care, after-school programs, parenting education, homeless support services, family counseling, senior services, and much more. Please be as generous as you can today.