Essential Worker’s Personal COVID-19 Crisis
As a single mom and an essential worker, Amanda was in an impossible situation. She couldn’t survive financially without her job and childcare was scarce due to COVID-19. Amanda risked losing her job, her home, and most importantly, her four-year-old daughter, Isabella. The Yolo Crisis Nursery was there to meet Amanda’s emergency childcare needs and to help reduce her family’s stress. For the first time, we identified that Isabella is deaf and coping with significant developmental challenges. We connected Amanda with the necessary medical and social services. Meanwhile, Isabella thrived at the Nursery while Amanda worked and focused on resolving her family’s crisis. Isabella now attends a specialized preschool and Amanda is healthy, employed, and empowered to build a brighter future.