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Zanaida is a single mother with three children: Yessenia (15), Dulce (13), and Andrew (10). This family has gone through tough times, including being evicted from previous homes, struggling to make ends meet, and dealing with mental health issues. They currently rely solely on Zanaida’s income, and additionally she still tries to help her older son and grandson.
Zanaida’s oldest daughter, Yessenia has struggled with depression and feeling suicidal. This stemmed from the family’s limited funds, renting one bedroom in a house, and witnessing domestic violence in the past. Zanaida and her daughter got involved in self-help programs and they have been able to change their communication styles and better understand mental health. The family is currently receiving therapy to continue thriving and understanding how to better cope in the future. Zanaida understands the importance of putting her children first, but this added effort and time has made their already difficult financial situation even worse.
The Dixon Family is dreaming of happy holidays this year; will you be the generous donor who puts a smile on all their faces?
Shaline is a single mother to her four year old son TK. Shaline left an abusive relationship with almost nothing, and has been struggling to provide enough for herself and her son. As a full time student, Shaline doesn’t have much time left over to work, and basic necessities are sometimes forgone because of lack of income. Currently, she and TK are staying with a friend. During her times of struggle, Shaline turns to her religion for hope and happiness.
Being adopted would mean that Shaline and TK can save money, and TK will be able to have gifts for Christmas. Shaline is discouraged by the lack of finances and would be so grateful to receive any kind of support. Please adopt the Vega Family today!
Leticia is a single mother to her young son Nathdaniel who is 4 years old. Currently the family lives in a two bedroom apartment. Leticia and Nathdaniel live with his grandmother, aunt, uncle and cousins who all split the cost of living in the apartment. Leticia shares a room with her son, while her sister, brother, and their children sleep in the living room and her mother sleeps in the second room. Living paycheck to paycheck, Leticia occasionally runs out of money for rent, bills and basic needs. Leticia was approved for food stamps, which has helped the family a little but there are times when that is still not enough.
Nathdaniel is currently receiving help for physical and speech delays. To make his appointments, Leticia had to cut back on her work schedule and has been missing a lot of work. Recently, Leticia received a letter from the city stating that they will need to move out by February 2017 because the apartment she currently resides in is being torn down to build new homes. Leticia’s plan for the future is to move out in the next 3 months with her current boyfriend and she will be in need of many household items. This family would benefit from Families Helping Families because it can improve their life significantly. Adopt the Freeman family this holiday and help them have a memorable Christmas!
Petra and David Ball are an elderly couple and the sole caretakers of David Jr., their 5-year-old grandson. Both grandparents are working towards providing David Jr. with a stable future and are active in the Toddler program in hopes of learning new techniques to improve his education. However, the family is struggling financially due to the fact that David Sr. is the only one with a job. Because Petra is an elderly woman and is often sick, it is difficult for her to provide for the child while also taking care of herself. Because of this, David Sr. works to make money and support the family. However, he is unable to work every day due to his age as well.
The Ball family would greatly benefit from receiving any assistance this holiday season. They hope to celebrate the holidays with their grandson and hope he will be able to have a wonderful Christmas this year. They would truly appreciate your support and appreciate your generosity!
Eveli and Robert are parents to their three children, Ali who is 4, Gia who is 3, and Robert Jr. who is 11 months. The Vargas Family has been struggling with various problems. Robert recently lost his job, and his school is closing and he needs to find another school who will take his class credit. Ali and Gia have dental problems and are having surgery in the near future which will be expensive. Robert Jr. is growing, but drinks a lot of formula and goes through diapers quickly. Eveli and Robert have been stressing about their financial troubles with the various issues their children are currently facing. Robert is worried about putting food on the table, as neither he or Eveli have a job as she is starting cosmetology school in September.
Having support during this holiday season would help the Vargas Family immensely. Eveli and Robert will be able to have a peaceful Christmas without stressing about basic necessities for their children. Please adopt them!
Francisca and Santos are parents to 7 children: Maria (16), Raul (12), Erika (10), Charlie (9), Santos Jr. (7), Angelica (2), and Dulce (8 months). Six months ago, the Watts Family were separated while Francisca and Santos had to find new housing that was suitable for their seven children. After a month, they found a place and were reunited with their children, but it has much higher rent cost and bills. Santos is currently the only one who works because Francisca needs to take care of her children cause childcare costs are too high.
Francisca is currently receiving counseling services through the In Home Mental Health Program to work through some trauma she’s experienced in her life, as well as strengthen her relationships with her children and husband. She is open and receptive to learning how to better her relationships, communicate with her family, and is working hard to improve her family’s quality of life.
Being adopted this holiday season would ease the Watts Family’s financial burden immensely and bring joy to their newly transitioned life. Santos and Francisca were discouraged that they wouldn’t be able to provide gifts, but are thrilled that a Santa may be able to provide gifts to their children. Please adopt the Watts today!
The Robbins Family consists of mother and father, Crystal and Jesus and 9 month old daughter, Emily. Prior to meeting Jesus, Crystal was a single mom who was struggling to make ends meet since Emily’s father abandoned Crystal as soon as he found out she was pregnant with their daughter. However, Crystal met Jesus after having Emily and they were recently married. Currently, Jesus is the sole provider for the family working in construction, with some days not being able to work because of the weather. Because of this, buying basic necessities, baby clothes for their daughter, paying bills, and providing food is sometimes difficult for the Robbins Family.
While Crystal and Jesus would like to give their daughter a great first Christmas, they are unable to provide gifts for their family this holiday season. Adopting the Robbins Family would mean the world to them and will bring a smile to their face this holiday season!
The Becker Family has mother Perla, father Orlando, and 5 children: Mauricio (14), Daniel (10), Camila (7), Dylan (3), and Ulises-David (1 month). Despite being a fairly large family, the Beckers live in a trailer park and have a difficult time making ends meet. Orlando has a part-time job as a handy man to earn money for the family. Perla cannot work as she must stay home to take care of the children since the family is unable to afford childcare. In order to provide food for the children, the family uses food stamps. However, when they run out of food stamps, they go to food banks for food instead.
The Beckers are struggling to pay their rent, bills, and groceries due to the fact that Orlando is the only one working. The family is in need of many basic needs, such as clothing and baby items for their 1-month-old son. They would truly appreciate any support this holiday season!
Lorena and Jose are parents to four children: Luis (16), Vivian (13), Lupita (9) and Maribel (9). The children all strive and excel in school. They participate in club and other after school activities in order to stay positive since there are gang activities in their neighborhood. The children have dreams of going to college and to support their parents one day. Furthermore, the children are very invested in school and rarely receive a C. The family only has one financial provider and with many people in the family, Jose is struggling to support. Jose is a very hard working man who works daily to provide shelter and food for his family. The Harper Family is very close and always enjoy spending time together when they can and have their dad with them. However, Jose’s workplace will close for two weeks at the beginning of the new year so the family will have to save everything they receive to be able to pay rent and get food for the family. Families Helping Families adoption would improve this family’s life because it would be a holiday season to remember. The Harpers have not had a holiday filled with food and gifts in the past, thus it would be a nice treat for the family to enjoy a great holiday season with the help and kindness of others. This holiday adopt the Harper Family and help them have a memorable holiday filled with joy!
Maria is a single mother who has overcome domestic violence, who now alone cares for her four children: Daysha (3), Christopher (5), Lucia (12), and Julio (15). She is the only income for the family, and does not have support from family. One of her children has been diagnosed with autism, and another child is struggling in school due to depression. While she often feels overwhelmed with her situation, she has learned to manage tantrums and aggressive behavior, and to create boundaries and rules for her children. She has an extremely limited income, and she feels the stress of the holidays, since she does not have money for gifts for her children. They could use help with basic needs, food, and clothing.
Any gifts you could provide the Sanders family would be a blessing. Please adopt this family and bring joy to their home for the holidays. Maria thanks you in advance for your kindness and wishes you a Merry Christmas.