Laura’s Story

El Centro de la Raza expanded its Bebes! Program to include visiting program participants in their own homes in South King County twice a month. New mother Laura* has been a Bebes! program participant since November 2019. She is working towards learning the English language and obtaining a work permit because she wants to find a job to support her growing family. Through our home visitors, Laura is finding out more information about Highline College’s offerings and nearby libraries that offer ESL classes.

In the comfort of her home, Laura receives linguistically responsive referrals and other resources, such as the driver’s license manual and tips on how to take care of her son. She can now better detect health signs and symptoms in her baby. Laura has expressed her enjoyment for the educational activities available through the program with her baby boy to promote his developmental growth.