Pregnant with her third child and suffering from depression, she was completely overwhelmed at the thought of parenting an infant with two rambunctious toddlers. As a DREAM Act recipient on a path towards citizenship, she was navigating the complexities and constant stresses of the immigration system. And while she loved being a parent, the isolation of being a stay-at-home-mom left her feeling listless and alone.
“I was lost,” Nancy said.
After giving birth to her son, Nancy connected with Allies’ home educator, Virginia, to build a path toward healing. She and Virginia mapped out her goals for the coming year and created a plan to achieve them. Nancy wanted to overcome her postpartum depression and have a career for herself – something that gave her an identity outside of the home.
Virginia connected her with an Allies mental health intern to work through postpartum depression and help deepen her bond with her children. Virginia and Nancy worked together to boost Nancy’s confidence in herself and ability to advocate for her children. She also connected her to Allies’ robust calendar of social events to help her develop a sense of belonging in her community.