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Success Stories

Dental Work for A Mom Who Escaped Domestic Violence

A mom with two young boys entered a transitional program with a major Orange County relief agency after fleeing her abusive partner. She has been working hard to obtain self-sufficiency. She has two special needs children, which creates additional barriers on her journey to self-sufficiency. Despite this, she continues to work multiple jobs to provide for her family.

Because of the violent situation at home, this hard-working mom was unable to go to a dentist or properly take care of her teeth. Her teeth are rotting and falling out. She has always put her children's health and needs first. Small Angels is paying for the dental work, which will allow this mom to eat without pain and stop the progression of her teeth falling out. She will not have to take time off from work or cancel any of her son's medical appointments due to her dental emergencies. She will be able to continue to save for emergencies and pay her bills on time.

Beds and Bedding for a Safe Sleep Environment

A woman and her young children escaped a violent situation at home with just the clothes they were wearing. They were homeless, living in a car by a storage facility. Her partner was finally arrested and incarcerated. She and the kids are safe and on their own.

The mom has been working with many relief agencies, trying hard to succeed. With the help of one major relief agency, she and the kids now have a place to live, and she is working on getting a job. Their new home has little to no furniture. They were sleeping on the floor and needed beds and bedding. Small Angels Foundation provided beds and bedding and a small couch for the family. After being homeless for a long time, having a bed to sleep in will go a long way to making the children feel safe again, or maybe for the first time.

A Laptop to Obtain G.E.D. and Self-Sufficiency

A young mother and her 3 boys are in transitional housing after having been rescued from a domestic violence situation. She has been working hard to obtain self-sufficiency. She wants to obtain a G.E.D. and then enroll in college courses online. Having the G.E.D. will make her qualified for more work opportunities. Small Angels purchased a Laptop for the mom to allow her to complete the G.E.D. online and take online college courses, while caring for her 3 boys. This will help her gain higher paying employment opportunities along with financial independence, a renewed sense of dignity, and family stability.

Support for Mother & Child During Extended Cancer Treatment

A struggling mother with an 8-year-old daughter and little in the way of resources is between jobs and health insurance when she is caught off guard by an advanced cancer diagnosis. Mom faces one year of aggressive treatment in an uphill battle to hopefully regain her health and needs to stay on her insurance plan, but she has no way to pay for continued health insurance. Small Angels paid for one year of her COBRA health insurance payments, allowing her to focus on her health challenge and her young daughter.

A Kidney Transplant

A father donated one of his kidneys to save his daughter's life. The surgery required him to take several months off work. His family of four risked homelessness without his income. Small Angels provided a gift to help maintain the family's housing and stability during his recovery.