Latisha: Facing COVID-19 With a Newborn, Finding Hope!

COVID-19 has been a challenge for everyone, but imagine having a newborn baby right as the chaos began to unfold. That was what Latisha was facing when we met her back in the spring. We were so glad to be able to step into her story and provide hope through transportation for Latisha and her children.

Latisha was referred to Hands of The Carpenter through one of our referral partners in mid-February. Latisha was having her baby when COVID-19 hit the nation. She was fortunate to have given birth days before the Stay-at-Home mandate was ordered in Denver.

With a newborn, two older children and no family support to help her (due to the lockdown), Latisha had many sleepless nights. Her greatest concern was that one of her kids may contract COVID-19 in the midst of the lockdown, and that she didn’t have a vehicle to transport them in the case of an emergency. She was also faced with transporting her newborn to and from doctor appointments by using Lyft rides.

In addition, she struggled to find someone to watch and care for her newborn for short times so she could rush to the grocery store to provide food for her older kids without exposing the baby to the virus.

At this stage, Latisha was at her highest point of anxiety.

Latisha is a single mother who is passionate about caring for her family. She patiently waited through COVID-19 for the right vehicle and we’re thrilled to share that on May 22, 2020, Latisha was placed with a 2006 Dodge Caravan!

Latisha couldn’t be happier. She says, “Now that I have a vehicle of my own, I am able to go to the store in the earlier part of the day during my baby’s nap and don’t have to wait for rides. I am also relieved that for any reason an emergency arises I will be able to transport my children to get the care they need.”

The entire Hands team is honored to share this story of hope and healing in the midst of a challenging time. Consider supporting Hands and our mission to provide hope for single women in need through transportation. COVID-19 is difficult for all of us, but especially those among us who are already facing stressful situations.

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Thanks to everyone who helps Hands of The Carpenter provide hope through transportation! Your generosity via gifts, car donations, volunteer hours and more allow us to reach more local women in need.

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