Stories

Maricela’s Story

I remember dropping off my child to a school next to South Central LAMP, and I would notice many women going into the school with their babies and I wondered what kind of programs they offered. I noticed that the moms would come in to the school and would never leave. I was curious to...
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Sr. Cathy’s Story

I am a catholic nun from the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and it is one of the priorities of my congregation to work with women that are in the margins. That is why I’m here and how I can be here, because my community supports me. I personally have a real passion...
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Claudia’s Story

I started working for South Central LAMP in 2013. I did not know anything about this agency before, and I live about 3 minutes from here. I became excited when the site supervisor told me about the program during the interview. Now that I’ve been here a little over three years, I’ve learned that my...
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Maura’s Story

I was born and raised in El Salvador, and lived there until I was 22. I attended school up to the 6th grade and then got a job at 12 years old to help my family and especially my mom because she was a single mom. I couldn’t do much at the time but later...
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Maximina’s Story

Before I became a part of South Central LAMP, my life was always about work. I only had two kids at the time and they were going to school. I did not know or have ever heard about South Central LAMP. Later I had another son. At two years old, the doctor had told me...
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Rosa’s Story

What I mostly learned was how important literature is so that our children will grow better and be someone in the future. This is why SC LAMP’s program was much better for me and my child; they really did help us a lot. It was a chance for my child to receive an early education...
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Marisela’s Story

When I arrived to SC LAMP, my way of thinking and the way I treated my kids was completely different. I didn’t have the patience, and with the Parenting program, I learned that I needed to have a lot of patience. As a woman, now I can value myself more and I love who I...
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Vanessa’s Story

My life before attending SC LAMP was very different compared to now, because before, I did not know the English language and I could not communicate with people when I would go to the grocery store or when I would go to the doctor. I am a single mom of two children and my life...
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