Catarina Carneiro

Catarina relocated to be with her fiancé. But she came to realize that he was far from her Prince Charming, and had to make a hasty departure with her two young sons.

Catarina and her boys slept on the couches of friends and family members until she found a rental apartment. She was able to get her old job back managing a home and cooking for a family. Now she had to figure out child care for her two boys so she could work.

After filling out the Y’s scholarship application, she was granted a financial assistance award that helped enable her son to enroll in child care at the Garwood Family Center Y.

 “He’s learning the fundamentals and having fun … and I have peace of mind. Without the Y it would be really impossible. The kids love it, I know they’re safe. I am very grateful to the Annual Support Campaign.”