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Make A Difference: Thames River Family Program

WHO: Anita, a young mother with a 1-year-old daughter, Ana

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

THEIR SITUATION: Anita entered emergency shelter, overwhelmed by demands of parenting, lacking life skills and unemployed. She worked hard during her residency, and has secured child care and employment and is taking a certified nursing assistant class. She has transitioned into her first apartment and will have a home for the holidays.

WHAT TO DONATE: For Ana: size 2T clothing and educational toys. Anita wears size XL tops and 16 bottoms. Any décor for her apartment, any gift card would be appreciated.

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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