Make a Difference: Thames River Family Program

WHO: Amy, a young mother with a 3-year-old son

AGENCY: Thames River Family Program transitional housing for homeless pregnant and parenting youth 18-24 years old.

THEIR SITUATION: Amy came to Thames River Family Program after an unsafe situation with a relative. Amy was still in high school at the time, and she graduated from high school during her residency while maintaining part-time employment. She recently transitioned to permanent affordable housing, and she is enrolled at Three Rivers Community College and working part-time.

WHAT TO DONATE: Her son enjoys cars, trains and books. When asked about what she needs, Amy said anything would be appreciated. They could use gift cards for groceries, household items such as laundry, dish or bath soap and toiletry items.

TO DONATE: Contact Shanda Easley at Thames River Community Service, 1 Thames River Place, Norwich, CT 06360, or call (860) 887-3288.

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