Meet two of those moms here in Charlotte. Community Link has helped them find safe, decent, affordable places to live and get their children enough to eat during COVID-19. They’re among the bravest women I know, but unfortunately there are still many in need, just like they were.
Kayla fled an abusive husband in December with their three children, including a one- and two-year old. The family moved from one hotel to another until Community Link found them safe housing. When COVID-19 struck, Kayla actually made and donated masks to first responders. She hopes to resume working from home as part of a call center next week.
Faith’s daughter is only 3-weeks old. Her 9-year-old son is autistic. Community Link not only identified housing for the family, we found appropriate services for Faith’s son so Faith can hold a full-time job. Without help from Community Link, this family led by a survivor of domestic violence would have been on the streets.
Community Link serves thousands of individuals and families in 16 counties in North Carolina. About 75% of our customers are single mothers. Many have lost their jobs or been furloughed due to the pandemic. Their children typically relied on school-provided breakfasts and lunches, but can’t now with schools closed. We’re helping to ensure these children don’t go hungry.