PAT Program - Grant Award Recipient
THANK YOU TO THE NWA HISPANIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
In December, our Parents As Teachers (PAT) program was one of three recipients of a grant award from The Giving Circle of the NWA Hispanic Leadership Council. Like many, our Parent Educators from the PAT program weathered many changes to their work in 2020. One educator shared some updates:
“This time has been challenging not only for the parents we work with, but also for the children. We have been conducting regular video and phone visits with our families and have adjusted any in-person visits to occur outside. Several of our PAT families have dealt with food insecurity. We have been referring parents to food pantries throughout Northwest Arkansas. We have also directed them to places that provide hot meals for families to-go. As Parent Educators, we make sure the families have access to resources as needed for assistance with rent, utilities, bills, and more. In addition, we’ve worked with parents on ideas, resources, and activities for them to do with their children during their time at home. It’s been important for us to be there for our families to support them emotionally though this tough times.”
This work is only possible thanks to our community partners and supporters. We are so thankful for all the individuals who helped to fund the NWA Hispanic Council awards that support programs like ours in the community!