The following are just a couple of the thousands of Success Stories that exist thanks to your generous support of United Way of Southern Kentucky...
In May 2018, Family Enrichment Center was hosting a spring bash, when Kristina heard about the program she was eager to join and visits in the home every two weeks began. Having experienced difficulties throughout childhood set the foundation for her having difficulty as an adult. Kristina turned to drug use and experienced poverty and domestic violence in relationships.
After 2 years of participating in Little Learner’s, Kristina has not only grown as a mother but she is mentoring other mothers as well. At a recent group meeting, she was modeling to other parents how to read to their children.
The program has not only positively affected Kristina and the children, but the father as well. Her husband is continuing his education in the evenings to become an electrician. She currently has five children with her at home, ages 10, 4, 3, 1 and 5 months. At every home visit, Kristina was dedicated to understanding what was expected at each stage of her children’s development and to make sure she could do the right things at home to ensure they reached their full potential.
The ongoing support the program gives Kristina the tools and encouragement she needs to change the future for her children. “I’m able to be the best parent I can be because of my parent educator.”
As a single mom, Rebecca wasn’t sure how she was going to raise her son Isaac, especially by herself in a state that she had no family in. Then, one of Rebecca’s coworkers recommended a United Way-supported childcare program to her.
The program has allowed Rebecca to work full-time, and go to school part-time, all while having peace and assurance that Isaac was, safe, learning, and developing.
Rebecca is positive that if she hadn’t the United Way sponsored program, she would have never been able to stay and be successful in her job, or be able to pursue school. She also believes the program has allowed her son to have the best education possible.