Young man dreams big while putting family firstJulie Smith
Throughout his childhood and leading into adulthood, Frank’s mother had been the primary caregiver for him and his younger siblings. But when he was only 19-years-old, Frank’s mother passed away, leaving his family vulnerable and at high risk of falling apart.
Being the oldest, the role of head of the household fell on Frank’s shoulders. Becoming the main caregiver to three children – the youngest of which was only eight months old at the time – would be an enormous responsibility for this bright and kind young man to handle alone.
A local church learned about his family and invited Frank to participate in the Father’s Family program. The skills and principles shared through the program opened up a world of possibilities, each empowering Frank to keep his family together and continue pursuing the big dreams he had. His biggest dream, which is drawn up on a poster and hung prominently on the wall, is to have a home big enough for his family to live in together, safely and comfortably.
With a strong support system now behind him, Frank has been able to take ownership of his life and provide for his family, one small step at a time. Although he feels far away from accomplishing his biggest dream, Frank has already achieved so much in becoming the great man he always wanted to become.