Solita’s Story

Finding support in an unexpected place

mom and son

Solita and her 3-year-old son had just moved to Tampa, had no family or friends nearby, and didn’t speak English. She was also worried about her son’s development, felt isolated, and didn’t know where to turn. Fortunately, while visiting a park in Town ‘n’ Country, she met the staff from our Great We Grow program and learned about our bilingual parent-child workshops.

Solita began attending our workshops regularly, where she gained assurance that it is okay for her son to develop at his own pace, and learned developmentally appropriate activities she could do at home to support her son and strengthen their attachment. Importantly, finding a community of Spanish-speaking moms facing similar challenges and being supported by our bilingual staff gave Solita comfort and confidence in her ability to parent. Solita says she feels supported by the staff and knows that if she needs anything at all for her family, she can come to Champions.