Faith came to Unity 4Kids (U4K) in August 2012 and was very timid. After three weeks she completed an Ages and Stages Assessment. This assessment is used by U4K preschool to gain an understanding of the strengths and areas needing improvement in students. Faith’s results showed that she needed great improvements in her language skills and after professional evaluation, she began speech therapy. After only a few months into the program, Faith’s language and social skills began to improve dramatically. She was able to express herself better and gained the confidence she needed to become more outgoing. She completed her school year successfully and later joined our VPK class.
During this time, Faith's mom was also receiving support from HUF. She participated and was graduated from all of our Family Events and Parenting Classes, and was referred to the Healthy Start Program of Broward County for prenatal classes. In addition to this support, our Preschool Director made referrals to help Faith’s mom address the challenges with her own adult sister. She received a recommendation to Henderson Mental Health (for her sister) and to Legal Aid services for advice on how to take temporary custody of her nephews, until her sister fully recovered.
Faith's parents are tremendously happy with the improvements their young daughter has made in all areas of her development. She loves going to school and even asks her mom to take her on the weekends. Faith's family is extremely grateful for the help they have received from HUF and for allowing Faith to be part of Unity 4Kids.
With your support, HUF was able to help “Faith” know the true meaning behind her name, and helped support a family during very challenging times.