A Widowed Mother’s Life is Touched by Chandler Christian Community Center

When LaDonna lost her husband two years ago, she and her three children did not know where to turn. As a newly single mother fearing for her children’s health and future, she turned to CAP (Community Action Program) at Chandler Christian Community Center, and that decision has made all the difference for LaDonna and her children.

My husband passed away two years ago, and being a widowed single mother was just one of the many challenges I faced.

With support from CCCC, while juggling motherhood, employment, and schooling, LaDonna obtained her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) License and is now employed at a rehabilitation group home for women where she provides support to women battling addictions. She credits CCCC with giving her the extra support she needed to get through those trying days as a single mother while both working and going to school.

LaDonna Expresses Her Gratitude

After a recent Christmas shopping trip she earned through the CAP points system, LaDonna expressed her gratitude to CCCC for offering support and encouragement to her when she was not sure where to turn:

Words cannot express the blessing CAP has been to me and my children. Being a mother of three children who is used to blessing others, I am so grateful to have someone believe in me and my family.

My husband passed away two years ago, and being a widowed single mother was just one of the many challenges I faced. I moved to Arizona a year ago and had the opportunity to meet Maritza, the CAP Case Manager.

Maritza did not judge me nor did she look down on me. She encouraged me and pushed me to achieve my goals. CAP assisted me as I obtained my CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) License. That opened a House Manager position to me in a local rehabilitation group home for women who battle addiction and mental health disabilities.

CAP recently lifted another burden off my shoulders by blessing me with Christmas gifts for my children. The biggest gift that CAP has given me, however, is teaching me to humble myself, stay focused, and to keep pushing toward my goals, no matter what. And for this, I am grateful.

Sincerely,

LaDonna

 

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