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Success in CALHOUN County

Apr 25th, 2021 @ 1:18pm CDT

Source: Chipola Healthy Start

Maria holding her newborn daughter Keily

Ms. Maria Parra came into the Calhoun County Healthy Start office last year to meet Care Coordinator Yolanda Cooper; she had just found out she would soon be a mom for the third time. Yolanda was ready to help get her pregnancy off to the best start, and through the coordinated use of services and support, she helped Maria with resources and education immediately. From that day forward, Yolanda continued to visit Maria at home, teaching her about such things as the benefits of breastfeeding, parenting, and education on a variety of important topics.

Unfortunately, Maria later contacted Yolanda to let her know that her situation had some turns for the worse regarding her residence. She was looking at being homeless and needed help with financial resources. Yolanda jumped right in, seeking housing and support for Maria, her two sons, and unborn baby. Yolanda is very happy to report that today Maria is back in a home with all three children, now with her new baby daughter, Keily. Maria expressed her immense gratitude to Yolanda for providing her with constant support and helping her through a tough time.

Pictured is Maria with her newborn daughter, Keily who was born on January 9, weighing 6 pounds 4 ounces. Mother and baby are both doing well.

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