When we first met Blanca, her family was experiencing homelessness. Blanca is a devoted mom who wants the very best for her children. She knew she needed to find a safe and loving place for her young children so she could go back to school and achieve her career goals.
By enrolling two of her children at Sunbeam, Blanca’s family was connected with a caring team who support them. One of those team members is a Family Support Specialist who walks alongside families to connect them with local resources, assist in goal setting, and to address any barriers. Blanca knows her Family Support Specialist is always there for her.
“A lot of times it’s being there for families...letting them know they can ask us for anything so they can accomplish the goals they want,” shared Sierra Williams, Sunbeam Family Support Specialist. “Just having that one person that’s on your side, and knowing they can depend on you, creates stability within their family.”
Since attending a Sunbeam early education center, Blanca’s young children spend every day in a stimulating classroom environment, time outside in a natural playground setting, and fun time with their friends.
Blanca now has stable housing, obtained her GED, and attends a program at OSU to become a social worker and give back to the community who has helped her family.