Jasmine*, a Cameroonian immigrant, arrived at Ayuda shortly after fleeing her abusive husband in Texas. With her four-year-old in tow, and another baby on the way, she was determined to find employment and build a safe home for herself and her family.  

It was an intimidating goal for Jasmine, as she didn’t have any personal connections in the area and needed to stay hidden from her abuser. Fortunately, Ayuda was there to offer her a helping hand.  

Jasmine’s case manager immediately worked with her to enroll in housing and apply for programs like SNAP for food assistance, and the Affordable Connectivity Program to ensure she had internet access. Through Ayuda’s Nursery Project, Jasmine was able to welcome her newborn with a stroller, diapers, a baby carrier, and the full scope of essentials. 

Today, Jasmine is happily living with her children in their new apartment and growing her job skills through IT courses. 

*Name and photo has been changed to protect our client’s privacy