After school program for Ron
Shira, 40, works full time, but her job as an aide to the elderly does not come close to allowing her to meet the needs of her family.
Shira’s husband divorced her unexpectedly a year and a half ago, and she suddenly found herself solely responsible for their ten children (ages 20 – five) every one of whom has special needs above and beyond the trauma of their father’s abandonment. It is a difficult household to run, especially with her limited means, but Shira is doing her best.
The family lacks many things and there is much that Shira cannot cover. It would ease her mind if she could put her youngest child, Ron, in an afterschool program, a place that would meet his needs socially, educationally, and emotionally, while filling his afternoon hours and allowing Shira to focus on some of the other children. But she cannot afford even this.