Posted by Home Start's Development Coordinator, Nicole Graichen
San Diego County is home to families who struggle daily to meet their children's most basic needs. Too many families live only one event away from irrevocable loss through child abuse or violence, a preventable childhood illness, poor access to health care, or the devastating absence of a parent. Many struggle to escape the relentless, punishing stresses of poverty and their subsequent inability to provide a stable, secure home for their children.
For these families, Home Start provides a continuum of care. The professional help provided by our dedicated staff through home visits or our neighborhood resource centers is often the critical human contact these struggling families need to prevent tragedy and move toward a healthy, more promising future.
For many struggling families, serving a special holiday meal or providing gifts to their children is well beyond their reach. However, with the support from charitable people like you throughout our region, Home Start has been able to bring a smile to the faces of many children and their parents. You can create a meaningful holiday for a family in need by joining us in this effort.
This is an immediate opportunity to offer support and compassion to deserving families when they need it most -- and when it could provide an uplifting "boost" to help them accomplish their goal for a healthier, happier life.
We hope you will participate as a 2010 sponsor!