“It’s helped me see a light at the end of the tunnel.”
Claudia was busy juggling PhD classes, planning her career and thinking about starting a family when she got a phone call that changed everything.
Claudia was just 32 when her mother could no longer work nor live alone and Claudia became her caregiver. She struggled to find help and quality, affordable care until a colleague referred her to United Way and immediately, the stress and fear began to subside.
Through United Way, Claudia found a day center where her mom would be safe and cared for, and would get social interaction. She found people who shared their knowledge and resources, and who listened and cared.
When Claudia and her husband found out they were having a baby, Claudia realized she needed additional help caring for her mother. United Way was there again to help her find special housing and services that met the family’s needs and put Claudia--and her mom--at ease.