"I was a non-traditional student pursuing my nursing degree at a local community college. When I wasn't studying, I was a mother, juggling cooking, cleaning, reading, and preparing my children for their classes. It was very difficult, but it was our only way out of poverty."
Category: Family Stories
"I started my journey with B.A.B.E.S. in August of 2017. I contemplated calling for months. I was worried about what it would say about me; how people would judge me for calling a child abuse prevention center. My husband had been gone for 6 months already on an overseas deployment. I wondered why I was struggling so much with our three kids at home by myself."
"In 2014, I was just beginning my journey to get a college education. At the young age of 17, I found out I was pregnant. My son is now 5 years old, and I am a single mom providing for him on my own. B.A.B.E.S. is amazing because all of the services they provide are at no cost. The friendly staff at B.A.B.E.S. has encouraged me to accomplish my goals and reduced a huge financial burden."
"B.A.B.E.S. has helped my family and I during our most difficult times with care packages and diaper bank. Even the littlest supplies make a huge difference! Not only has B.A.B.E.S. helped us economically, but also emotionally."
"Care Packages and Diaper Bank have relieved an enormous amount of stress when I've been down to 3-4 diapers, and my vehicle is on empty. I am able to pay for gas because I was able to get diapers through B.A.B.E.S."
"I had started my first semeester of college to get my welding degree, and I was still adjusting to balancing being the best mom for my son and building my career."
"Ever since we started B.A.B.E.S., our schedule has been so easy. Without traveling a far distance for sitters, we were able to drop the kids off and pick them up."
"B.A.B.E.S. has changed my life a whole lot. They have helped me with diapers for both of my kids, as well as counseling for me"
"B.A.B.E.S. is a great place for us, and the kids, to feel at home."
"Respite Care at B.A.B.E.S. helps me take care of myself, especially if I need to catch up on laundry or sleep."