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There is so much anxiety about the future right now for all of us. We need to weigh decisions about how to protect ourselves, even as we strive to get our basic needs met. This can be scary and stressful, especially when you have children that have endured severe trauma. It’s even harder when you have multiple children at home who you been entrusted to care for and you are not able to meet their needs.
Floyd is a single man in his 70’s. His wife died a couple of years ago. De’laria and Deshawn are his grand kids. A couple of months ago they came to live with Floyd when his daughter was no longer able to care for them due to a substance abuse issue. Floyd has been making it work… he is committed to providing for his grand babies, but Floyd is over 70, he’s trying to negotiate getting everyone’s needs met while staying well himself. He is navigating new technology for De’laria and Deshawn so that they can keep learning at home and he needs just a little help. Things that are normally so simple to get: toilet paper, cleaning supplies, rice.
Families are already dealing with the effects of the serious trauma our children have and now are navigating new challenges both financially and logistically. It’s hard to go to 5 different stores looking for toilet paper, cleaning supplies and milk when you have one child, much less if you have 3, 4 or 5 – all with various abilities to handle the stress of uncertain times.
We are there, when children need help most. And that time is now.