Tatyana came to The LIGHT House Maternity Home through the assistance of a local police officer. She had been staying at a temporary homeless shelter but was 21 weeks pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy. Tatyana also had a history of trauma and needed a safe place to stay that had experience in both trauma and maternity care.
At The LIGHT House, Tatyana has participated in many prenatal, parenting and life skills classes. She was able to acquire items needed for her baby through the Baby Boutique. Tatyana received education and support for her high-risk pregnancy from the on-site nurse and has also had access to The LIGHT House counselor to work on some personal issues.
Tatyana has many talents. She is very artistic and excels at the art classes offered at the maternity home and even made a very creative tree topper for one of the Christmas trees at the house. Tatyana has a beautiful voice and enjoys singing to karaoke. She also enjoys styling her hair and helping some of the other mom’s with their hair styles.
Since coming to The LIGHT House, Tatyana acquired employment and then completed a local HiSET program in January and will be graduating in February. She began the college enrollment process in January but it was postponed by the arrival of a beautiful baby boy on 1/15. Mom and baby are doing well and Tatyana is planning to enroll in on-line college classes for business or administration so she can both continue with her education and take care of her new born baby.