A Typical Day at the Treehouse
On a recent Thursday afternoon, Martha and her daughter Samantha came to The Treehouse. Samantha had been a Treehouse mom previously and both of her children were doing well, so she has not used The Treehouse services for quite some time. Martha, in her late 60s and living on a fixed income is also a grandmother to several children. Both women were carrying a baby in
car seats. Martha was a little confused and out of sorts when she
entered the building.
They were welcomed and asked what services they needed that day. Samantha spoke, “This is my mother, and she has been given temporary guardianship of these twin babies. Both were born addicted to meth. We are out of formula,” Samantha said showing the almost empty can. “My nephew’s babies' mom went to prison, and my nephew is no help with these children. We are hoping you can help? ” Without hesitation, they were given formula and started on the Earn While You Learn (EWYL) video classes. Clients can earn diapers, formula, and "Baby Bucks" to use in the thrift store by watching parenting videos and completing a a short homework assignment. Martha was also scheduled for an intake interview so she could become a member and earn more supplies in the future.
When leaving The Treehouse, Samantha looked at her mom and said, “See, I told you The Treehouse was the place to come.”
Stories like this are the typical at The Treehouse. During this season of giving, please consider helping The Treehouse as we continue to “Nurture Moms so Babies can Bloom!”