Today’s blog post kicks off an 8-part, month-long series on storytelling, in which members of our community answer the question, “What Does FamilyWorks Mean To Me?”
The FamilyWorks community is unique and made up of program participants, volunteers, donors, community partners, board members and staff.
Every member of the FamilyWorks community possesses a story of why FamilyWorks is important to them. For some, FamilyWorks has been a refuge during a difficult season in life. For others, FamilyWorks is the place where they can give of their time and resources, knowing it will have a positive impact on the neighborhood in which they live. And for others, FamilyWorks is simply a welcoming place where they can find the resources they need.
Each story is different and like every member of the FamilyWorks community, each story is unique.
Through the month of April we will be sharing stories from our community members here on our blog. Our hope is that these stories will paint a more complete picture of how FamilyWorks is nourishing, connecting and empowering our most vulnerable neighbors.
Our first story is from Ashley, a participant in our Teen Parent Program. The FamilyWorks Teen Parent Program promotes the positive growth of teen parents through peer support groups, parenting classes, personal advocacy, skill development and encouragement. Ashley shares with us how the program has supported her while living on her own and how it has helped her become a stronger parent.
You can find out more about the Teen Parent Program here.