Maureen, her husband, and two children moved to the U.S. from Nigeria 5 years ago.
In Nigeria, Maureen was surrounded by family to help raise her children and give her advice.
She came to Care Net needing emergency supplies and hoping to find a stroller. Like so many families during the shutdown, her family was not receiving the income from jobs like they normally would have.
Her two oldest were now 8 and 11, and she also had a 22-month-old and another baby on the way. Without the support of family, she felt like she was learning everything all over. When she learned about Care Net’s parenting program, she was so excited for the opportunity to “earn” supplies for her family all while receiving the support and mentoring she needed. For every class parenting clients attend, they earn Care Net cash which can be used to purchase supplies for themselves or for their children.
Fast forward to now and Maureen and her husband are eagerly anticipating the arrival of their fourth child, geared for success with the many supplies Maureen has been earning through parenting classes. She continues to attend classes with her parenting mentor faithfully, diligently completing her homework and quickly earning supplies for her children.
Recently, she shared a photo of her sweet daughter Michelle wearing the pink boots Maureen purchased with her Care Net cash.
At Care Net, a client will never pay for a service, all made possible by generous donors in our communities. If you’d like to learn more about our free parenting program (available online or in person) click here!