This family (mom, dad, 13yr. old brother, and twin 11yr. old sisters) fled their country through a jungle on foot and traveled through many countries to get to the USA. The parents said their country wasn’t safe and they wanted something better for their kids.
All 3 children stayed at our Family Resources shelter for just over two months. We were able to help the parents in so many ways while providing a safe place for their kids to stay. We gathered donations for items the family needed and also connected them with outside resources to help meet all of their needs. The parents obtained jobs, health insurance for everyone in the family, and earned enough money to buy a nice trailer and set up their home for the children to finally come home to.
While at the shelter, the kids were enrolled in school and all graduated their grades. They excelled in learning English as well as teaching the rest of the youth in the shelter, and even the staff, some basic Spanish.
And a special THANK YOU to Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County, Inc. who served them at the shelter these past weeks and months!
The family was extremely grateful and felt like family to us by the end of our time working with them. Their hard work added to this great success story!