Right From The Start Success Story
When Humberto Campos and his wife Beatriz first came to Family Focus six years ago, they were recent immigrants, with no safety net and their first baby was on the way. Humberto worked two shifts at a local restaurant and their lack of English and education made it difficult to find help. Through our Rights From the Start program, we provided a Doula to help with the birth of their daughter Maggie, and later, home visits to ensure she was reaching her developmental milestones. While her parents attended our parenting classes, support groups and English classes, our early childhood specialists worked with Maggie, teaching her English, colors, words, how to share and interact with other children. By the time Maggie, now six, entered school; she was more than ready for Kindergarten.
Since then, Humberto and Beatriz have both take English classes and have developed friendships through our center support groups and activities. Humberto even took Zumba classes, dropping 40 pounds as a result. Not only is he healthier, but he became a certified Zumba instructor to supplement their income. Their second child Daniel also went through the program and is thriving thanks to donors like you!