Stories of Hope

Supporting Grandfamilies

Your compassion provides hope to grandparents like Laura and Alex, whose 2-year-old grandson needed special attention. No matter what they did, Connor would cry and cling to Laura. He was also struggling with language development and couldn’t say a word.

“At first, we didn’t have anybody to turn to until a friend referred us to Sunbeam Family Services. It was a relief to know we weren’t the only ones going through such a difficult time,” shared Alex.

When Laura and Alex met the caring team at one of Sunbeam’s early education centers, they immediately felt safe and at home. Connor is excited to go school, has learned his colors, numbers, and loves to talk about his friends. Laura and Alex are hopeful for Connor’s future.

“When I pick Connor up, the teacher greets us and hands us a progress report. They care and it means a lot. Where he came from, and where he is today, it’s like night and day. It’s hard for me not to cry,” said Alex.

Your support is providing Connor an opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Helping Children and Families Thrive

When we first met mom Vanessa, she was struggling with post-partum depression. Vanessa is a caring mom who wants the best for her children. Since her four young children started attending a Sunbeam early education center, Vanessa’s children spend every day in a stimulating classroom environment with a natural playground they enjoy with their friends. Vanessa also has a new job, a new car, and is excited about her family’s future.

“Sunbeam staff literally saved my life. Because of Sunbeam, I have many goals and I am more confident. I have hope for my family and know my children will be successful,” shared Vanessa.

Mental Health Support

Tiffany was feeling hopeless, sad, and unmotivated. She connected with a Sunbeam therapist who partnered with her to develop healthy coping strategies to manage her overwhelming feelings of anxiety and depression. Tiffany found her way back to hope and motivation to fully engage in life.