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Hope During the Holidays

“A guardian angel” is how Tammy Williams describes Children’s Harbor.

When Tammy was unexpectedly asked to become the primary caregiver of her two special needs grandchildren, her life was turned upside down. Caring for two healthy toddlers is challenging on an individual, but even more so when there are additional therapies and attention needed.

She sifted through a folder of resources, most of which had a difficult and long process to acquire services. Children’s Harbor stood out because there was no waiting process.

Children’s Harbor intake coordinator and social worker Susan Smith, met with Tammy to assess her needs and offer resources and assistance. Through the Children’s Harbor Family Emergency Assistance Fund, Tammy received help with her mortgage payment, along with meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, presents were given to the children and clothing for her. Dependence on someone else was never something Tammy dealt with in the past, having been a nurse. She hopes to give back to Children’s Harbor one day because of the way that we stepped up to the plate when she needed it most.