One of our birth mothers, Rysha, has been receiving help from a local shelter for those suffering from domestic violence.  Rysha has now been able to register for housing, has recently received her Medicaid card for her and her 3 children, found a new doctor, and applied for and received WIC – The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  All this has happened in less than a month with the help of our Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Staff.

Rysha started receiving appropriate medical attention during her fourth pregnancy and her three children got caught up on their vaccines. She also was given vouchers for clothes for her family which came in handy with back-to-school right around the corner. As we work with Rysha to get her family affordable housing, she will receive vouchers for household items when she moves into her home.  Rysha shared, “I finally feel like I can breathe. I know someone has my back and wants what’s best for me and my kids. We’re being set up to win. Who’d a thought someone would care enough to help us?” She has been thankful for the help and support she received. We will continue to provide support services for Rysha and her family as they move forward in their lives without the fear of domestic violence.

UPDATE: We just found out that Rysha has decided to place her baby for adoption with one of our awaiting adoptive couples.