Make a Difference: Thames River Family Program

WHO: Maggie, a young mother with two sons, David, 3, and John, 4.

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

THEIR SITUATION: Maggie came to Thames River Family Program after an leaving an abusive relationship. She gained employment, custody of her boys and her self confidence back while at Thames River. She recently transitioned to permanent affordable housing. She continues to maintain her employment, provide a safe environment for her children and strengthen her self-esteem.

WHAT TO DONATE: John likes Power Rangers, Pokemon, firetrucks and Legos; his clothing size is 5-6 and shoe size 12. David likes dinosaurs, crafts and trucks; his clothing size is 4-5 and shoe size 11. For Maggie, gift cards for groceries, gas cards, and household items; her clothing size is 16 for jeans and XL tops

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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