Therapy for Lara
Vanessa, 42, is doing her best to raise her three children (ages 10-18) alone. Divorced, Vanessa is currently unemployed and supports herself and her daughters on monthly government stipends. Vanessa also receives partial child support from her ex-husband.
Vanessa’s youngest daugher, Lara, is ten-years-old. Lara has been diagnosed as autistic and requires ongoing medical supervision and medication. She is in constant danger of self-harm and has been officially recognized as disabled. Lara’s father does not contribute financially to her medical care.
Vanessa does the best she can but has trouble making ends meet. Everyone agrees that Lara would benefit from behavioral therapy, but Vanessa cannot afford it. If she could get help paying for the therapy, both her and Lara’s quality of life would greatly improve.