At Ada Jenkins, we believe that any approach to breaking the cycles of poverty needs to be a multi-generational approach. One of our volunteers recently shared this story:
A student in our tutoring program recently showed some deterioration in behavior. He shared with his classroom coordinator that his father had become ill and was not able to work.
We connected the family with the Center’s Free Medical Clinic for assistance with the father’s medical issues, and we also connected the family with Ada’s Care Coordinator. The Care Coordinator was able to do a full case assessment of the entire family’s needs, and was able to refer the family to the Ada Food Pantry and to find assistance with some crisis bills.
The father is now back on his feet, the family is now in case management with the Center, and the student is back on track!