Thriving Families, Familias prósperas

Descripción del programa

Familias prósperas es un programa integral de tutoría desarrollado para apoyar a las familias en la eliminación de barreras y apoyar a las familias en la identificación de habilidades, experiencias, capacitaciones y oportunidades de educación y empleo. Las familias que participan en el programa se convierten en autodefensores informados y educados a través de tutoría y entrenamiento en habilidades para la vida, crianza de los hijos, educación temprana, asesoramiento económico y laboral, abuso de sustancias y asesoramiento de salud mental, y prevención de la salud. Las familias pasan de la crisis económica a la estabilidad y la autosuficiencia, retribuyendo a su comunidad a través de la tutoría de pares y la participación de la comunidad, proporcionando así una comunidad próspera.

Requisitos de elegibilidad

Monoparental, cabeza de familia, con un hijo menor de 8 años; buscar oportunidades de empleo y / o educación en el campo de STEM.
Los solicitantes deben cumplir con las Pautas de Pobreza 2019 del HHS del 125%.

Áreas atendidas:

        • • Condado de Doña Ana

Muhammad came from Pakistan and found the culture challenging as well as financially, caring for older parents and raising his children. CAASNM’s family financial empowerment program helped him save for college with an IDA and also learn about finances and saving so he could buy a home and pay for his board exams. He is now a 4th year medical student with one semester left. “CAASNM staff were very helpful and like family to me. They helped me get through their program very easily.”

Muhammad's Story

Annie is a participant in CAASNM’s Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) from Truth or Consequences.  She is a grandmother helping raise grandchildren and she also cares for her sick mother. Annie is very thankful for this program because it allows her to care for her mom and grandchildren. She has three grandchildren who live with her and she takes care of four grandchildren that don’t. The program reimburses her for nutritious food for all seven children in addition to her disabled mom.

Annie is a very special lady and has gone through a lot. She has been doing childcare for a long time. She cared for her sick father and then her husband before they passed away and now she is caring for her mom. She took a part time job at night with Walmart in-order to buy Christmas presents for of all her grandchildren, her brother and 18 year old grandson who stays to look after the children and Annie’s mom while she is working. She is a true success because she perseveres with all of her hardships, but with a little help from CAASNM.

Annie’s Story, Nutritious food for the family

Jessica came to the first day of Kids Can Business Builders determined to do it alone. Our instructors could see no smile or willingness to join a group. As a group we shared what our hobbies are and what we do when we get home. Jessica loves to play video games all by herself after-school. Her favorite video game has a Llama character and is very popular with her peers. She felt like products with a llama would sell well at a Kids Can pop-up market. Then another young lady talked about how much she likes pink flamingos. They grouped their ideas together and created hand-woven “Flamas” and the “Flamaverse” (flamingos and llama together).  A new friendship formed and Jessica’s perspective of group work has changed. She is happier and more willing to contribute her ideas in class discussion on business topics and we can see these two girls talking and laughing, eating after-school snack together.

Jessica's Story

A single mother of 3-year-old twins became a client of Thriving Families in 2019, referred by her physician. She was triaged to several community programs, including Aprendamos Early Intervention and HeadStart. She participated in an IDA program at CAASNM to save for education and which also improved her credit score. Her family became COVID-affected and was provided emergency assistance for utilities when she fell behind. Thriving Families continued its whole family approach to assist Bernice manage her family and also achieve her educational goals; she graduated with a degree in physiology from NMSU and will continue to her Master’s Degree.

Bernice’s Story