"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."
Tag: Respite Care
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It's hard for me sometimes with my family living so far away. When I'm overwhelmed, I can't go visit my mother, or someone else in my family, that might be able to help so I can get a moment of rest to myself."