A mother given hope with a new job!
Thanks to your incredible support, our respite home continues to flourish! It's not only the children who are supported, but their parents to.
In the last month, one of the most desperate mothers we've met has started working at the respite centre, and its changed her life! We first met her when she was living as a single mum with her profoundly disabled child, in an old dis-used school as a squater. Their room was tiny...a dimly lit, bare concrete shack, with hardly any light. On one occassion we found her there, literally close to death, having had an emergency maternity situation at home without any support. For some she was a hopeless case, literally living on the edge of life every day, in a dark room which her child hardly ever left. Often she would dissapear, as she was kicked out of one place, and moved on to another. A lonely, isolated figure, with no support.
However, thanks to your support, this little families future has been transformed. Her child is getting respite care with us, and she's now working for the centre! Our community team have also found her a local family to live with, so she has a permanent home, a community to support her, and a job to provide a future for her and her child. The joy, pride and hope re-ignited within this mother is incredibly moving. In this case, it was not only a child who you helped save, but a mother also.
If our community team hadn't visited her house after that maternal emergency, she may well have died. We are passionate about kids and their mums! In fact, the majority of the children we care for have been left disabled because their mums gave birth at home without any medical support. We're looking to change this, and have recently launched our Christmas campaign - A Royal Birth, which is seeking to give mothers and babies a safe birth this Christmas. Please visit www.aroyalbirth.org to find out how you can help save more women and children today. We need your help.
One of our other mums who works at the centre!
Help us give safe births to babies this Christmas