Angie’s Story

Angie was in a transitory phase of her life, struggling to find housing and employment as a single mother of two. With the help of financial assistance, Angie was able to enroll her son in Summer Day Camp and her younger daughter in the Downtown YMCA’s child development center. When the children first arrived, there were initial problems of irregular attendance and showing up late for field trips.

After the program director spoke with Angie, the YMCA received a better understanding of the struggles the mother and children were dealing with at home. Angie and the program staff worked hard to build a stable and happy environment for the children during the day. Today Angie’s children love coming to the Y and add a lot of laughter to the building.