Your Gifts At Work
"How will I do this... work full time, go to college, help
my family financially, and now be a mom?" Laquita was living at
home with her disabled mother,
taking night classes, and struggling to pay the family
bills when she learned of her pregnancy. Despite being overwhelmed, she was determined to
fulfill her obligations
with no outside help. "I didn't want to make it seem like
I couldn't take care of myself...I was ashamed and didn't
want to become a statistic."
Newly discovered pregnancy
Her newly discovered pregnancy meant she would have to
move out of the dorm at her private college. She hoped to
move into on-campus family housing and had money from
her student loans to cover some of her rent, but she would
still need help with $500.