We celebrate every success, big or small!
Every day at Lund, we are privileged to see miracles taking place… babies being born free of illicit substances, preschoolers learning to read, moms parenting with patience and confidence instead of anger and fear, women facing the seemingly insurmountable challenge of overcoming addiction. Here is one such story:
Hailey, Max and Chantelle’s Story
“Lund helps me to provide the best I can for my children.”
Hailey’s two children, Max aged 4 and Chantelle aged 3, have been at Lund’s Early Childhood Program since they were infants. She takes three buses each way every morning and afternoon to bring them to their school because she knows the importance of the consistent love, care and education that they receive there. Despite the difficulty and expense of the journey and the extreme cold of the Vermont winter, Hailey manages every day to bring her children to school because they are her top priority.
Hailey struggles with severe depression and substance abuse. Her lack of self esteem leads her into unhealthy relationships. She and the children are frequently forced to move house. It is almost impossible for her to find a job that pays enough to support her family and this is a source of constant worry to her as she really wants to work and be an example to her children. She feels stuck and this exacerbates her depression. It is hard for her to see a way out.
Max and Chantelle have grown and developed in exciting wayts since being at LECP. Max can identify and write all the letters in his name and he loves to use tools. Hammers, screwdrivers, shovels – you name it – he wants to use them all! Chantelle is a sweet and loving little girl who is learning how to take turns and is always the first to comfort her friends when they are feeling sad. Hailey is so proud of her children and committed to doing everything that she can to help them succeed.
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