Impact Story: Heather

Last updated: March 13, 2018, at 1:37 p.m. PT

Originally published: February 23, 2018, at 1:36 p.m. PT

As a single working mom, Heather struggled to find quality, affordable child care for her son, Bob. But thanks to the Matt Griffin Y’s financial assistance program, Heather was able to enroll Bob in the Y’s before and after school care program.

Since joining the program more than a year ago, Bob has transformed into a happy, playful child, learning social skills with his peers and how to respect other perspectives and opinions. And Heather can go to work confident her son is well taken care of while she’s away.

“Without the Y’s help, I wouldn’t be able to support myself or my son. It takes a village, and I am so grateful for everyone at the Y that has supported Bob to give him everything he needs to thrive.”

Locations: Matt Griffin YMCA