Lacey does not live the life of a 10 year-old. Lacey is the caretaker of her family. Her father is in jail and her mother has been too overwhelmed to get out of bed since she lost her job.
As a single father, 19 year-old Jake was the primary parent for his 1 year-old son, Tyler. Tyler's mom had been in and out of treatment for substance abuse and was no longer a part of her son's life.
Several years ago a CCFI Board Member invited me to the agency’s annual luncheon, Hands & Hearts. From the statistics to the personal story shared, my heart was touched and a seed of interest for CCFI was planted in my soul.