Souderton Nonprofit Provides Invaluable Help to Montco Single Moms Who Work Through Free In-home Childcare
A local nonprofit is providing invaluable help to single moms in Montgomery County who work nights and weekends by offering them free in-home childcare, writes TaRhonda Thomas for 6abc.
Along the Way was co-founded by two members of a local church who wanted to offer a solution for a community need.
“This makes the difference between people staying in poverty or getting out of poverty,” said Kristina Valdez, executive director.
The organization runs background checks on its caregivers before sending them to families’ homes. “A lot of them have backgrounds in either education or psychology,” said Valdez.
According to Valdez, there is no other agency in the country that provides this service. “No one does it because there’s no state or federal funding for it,” she said.
The organization is trying to change this by working with local leaders. They are also looking to partner with businesses to cover the cost for employees.
“In the meantime, we are fully funded by just the generous hearts of people within our community,” said April Matt, co-founder and associate director of Along the Way.
The nonprofit strives to uplift and empower women to succeed in their careers and further their education by providing a much needed service for single moms through childcare and community connections.
Read more about Along the Way at 6abc.
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