COVID-19 has devastated some, and challenged all of us. Yet, everyday we see families finding reserves of resilience. And resilience and success are not unique to this incredibly unique time.

If you have a family with a story of resilience to share, please contact the MFSA at info@maricopafamilysupportalliance.org

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Michele

Michele

August 17, 2020
Michele

Michele is an author, entrepreneur and the mother of two bright, unique children both diagnosed with autism.  Her son is non-verbal and uses devices to communicate: her daughter is verbal and has echolalia.  Pre-pandemic, her family’s days were filled with appointments, therapies and long-stretches in the car to arrive at all on time.

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Victoria

Victoria

Victoria

For Victoria, resilience has been a life-long strength, not something just recently accessed during the pandemic.  A mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and kinship care advocate, Victoria has been a resilient leader for her family long before anyone ever heard of COVID-19.

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Jessica

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica is an Arizona native, mom and a successful professional in the structural steel industry.  She also was previously incarcerated. Through determination and the support of the Second Chance program, she was able to not only find employment, but continue to grow professionally.  In February when her company let her know they were going to […]

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Home Visitors Provide Critical Support

Home Visitors Provide Critical Support

Home Visitors Provide Critical Support

In January of this year, a family of three enrolled in Parents as Teachers. Mom and Dad were concerned about their two-year-old’s language development and mom shared she didn’t feel like she had the tools or knowledge to play with her young child. Even during the pandemic, the home visitor worked with the family, bringing […]

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Resiliency through Teamwork

Resiliency through Teamwork

Resiliency through Teamwork

Rachel, a Family Support Specialist and Tammy, a DCS Specialist, saw firsthand how a family’s resiliency, coupled with supports, make all the difference. Both have been working collaboratively with a family for the last four to five months, coordinating visits to ease the impact on the family, maximize their time together, tackle the multiple high-stressors […]

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Mom & Daughter

Mom & Daughter

Mom & Daughter

After a wary start, a mother diagnosed with SMI and daughter are seeing substantial benefits from working collaboratively with a home visitor.  She reads and takes time to deeply understand all the resources her home visitors brings and doesn’t miss doing every activity with her daughter.  She had even gained comfort in reaching out when she needs and asking for additional resources.  The home visitor shared the love she has for her daughter shows and over time, had embraced all the program has to offer.