San Luis Obispo County YMCA
I’ve adopted my grandson, and just received guardianship of my granddaughter. When Cruz came to live with me full time, I scrambled to find him suitable child care. He was very much inside himself, and he struggled when I placed him in private child care. It was such a blessing when we found Miss Nicole at the Y; her patience knows no bounds, and she coaxed him out of his shell.
Being the sole source of support for our little family is a challenge. I run my own cleaning service and prior to the Y I’d have to turn down jobs and run to pick him up after school. Having the kids in afterschool care gives me a moment to breathe and center myself at the end of a long day.
The Y’s financial assistance program has made it all possible; I believe it takes a village to raise a child and the YMCA is part of my village.