Mentoring and Networking by Karen Matthews
This is a recent example of how our “Home Mentoring” program is working. One of our partcipants is a local college student. Not wanting to drop out after her baby was born, she switched to night classes at MVSU so she could take care of her baby during the day. Our staffer was then able to pair her with another participant, also attending MVSU, who had a baby needing care. So, the two moms now help each other. One attends school during the day, the other at night; they care for each other’s baby when they are not in school. Having a trained case work on the ground, working with individual moms, helps resolve situations like this.