Janeira is a single mother to a beautiful daughter. She was supported by the NYC Nurse-Family Partnership which led her to Friends of NYC NFP. Janeira has received two awards from Friends. The first award covered diapers and baby supplies (stroller and a carseat) that were lost after having to move into a shelter temporarily. But shortly after moving in, Janeira found an apartment to create a new beginning for herself and her daughter. We supported Janeira with a second award to furnish her new place. We also referred her to Sanctuary for Families, where she participated in and completed their Economic Empowerment Program course, a pioneering career readiness and technology training program that helps participants break the cycle of poverty.
In just under a year, Janeira is now working in a remote position offering great benefits and which provides technology equipment for her to achieve her goals. Through her nurse, she has referred five other NFP moms to work at the same company. She is an advocate for moms and has created an outlet for women in similar circumstances to gain financial security, a true example of paying it forward. Janeira’s ability to support other women is due in part to the funding provided by Friends who helped her gain her own financial security and stability.
Janeira is now working on her own business using her esthetician license which she obtained prior to the birth of her baby.