Raul was referred to Home Start’s Community Services for Families Program. He was not being the safe and supportive father for his family he desired to be and was not making good choices.
While working with our staff, Raul shared many times that – because of his substance abuse problems – he was not able to provide housing, basic needs, and love to his children. Until Home Start, he did not see a way out. These past several months, Raul has demonstrated his willingness to become a better parent by faithfully showing up on time to his sessions and by actively participating during his parenting classes; his Home Start Family Support Partner, Lucina reports that he especially asked many questions about how to maintain a safe and healthy environment for his children.
During his time with Home Start, Raul was able to secure a stable job, and he recently obtained overnight visits with his children. San Diego Child Welfare Services is so pleased to hear progress reports from his Family Support Partner that they are planning to give him full custody of his children. Also, since he is almost done with his parenting classes, this family case is now eligible to be closed successfully.
It’s the stories like Raul’s that keep us serving families in our community each day. Raul said it best himself: “From this experience I have become a better man and father to my children and wife. I have learned new techniques and skills to protect and keep my children safe in the future.”
We are very proud to be able to share Raul’s success!
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