When Monyana found out she was going to be a single mother, she relied on assistance from Catholic Charities and the Help Me Grow home-based program. “I got great resources through Catholic Charities,” Mohyana says.

Those included clothing, diapers and a place to call home when her living situation became unsteady. Monyana also benefited from insights shared with her by Christine, her Help Me Grow caseworker. Learning to bond with a baby and recognizing milestones in infant growth are among the vital skills Monyana has gleaned through Help Me Grow.

Today, Monyana is the proud mother of one-year-old girl named Manama. “If I hadn’t found Catholic Charities, I might have given up on being a mother,” Monyana says.

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