NAC staff are continually inspired by the children in their care. We provide help and support – then they go on to achieve the incredible. NAC sees the strengths in their clients and their families, and alleviates some of the pressures that keep them from succeeding.
Joshua went from failing to getting straight A’s. His sister Sonya went to college in September and he shared that it was the most amazing thing that happened to his family because she would have never been able to go without NAC’s help.
In high school, Tayo was valedictorian and president of the student council. ”After I finish my master’s, I want to work advocating for people with disabilities,” he says.
The first time NAC met Evelyn, Francisco and their mother, Juliana, the family was at a breaking point. Juliana was caring for four children alone, in a rat-infested two-room apartment. Francisco was recovering from surgery. NAC’s immediate services focused on helping all five family members.
It is hard to get Otis to smile. His life experiences have been anything but easy. He lived the majority of his first six years in a hospital wondering if his birth parents would ever come back for him. At age 19, however, there are a few things that make him beam like when he talks about writing or his mentor Danny or his future.
Making her way as an independent person has taught Tamara a lot, and she shares that experience as a public speaker on the topic of advocating for people with disabilities.