Danielle’s Story

Helped me become exactly who I wanted to become.

“In 2013, I was a 19 year-old single mother to a one-year old little boy named Elliot, a student, and a waitress. Needless to say, I was confused, scared, and honestly – broke. My mother helped me out a lot but she had to work and I needed to go to school, meaning I needed to find childcare that wasn’t going to cost me an arm and a leg. By the grace of God, I ran into an old friend one day that I hadn’t seen in a while and she told me about Angels’ Place. She had told me that if I was in school there was a childcare center that was free of charge; I would just have to attend weekly parent meetings and volunteer three hours of my time to do things around the center. Naturally I was skeptical, but I had to find out for myself.

Upon walking in the door, I felt an immediate calmness. I loved everything about the building, their values, and the attention given to the children. I knew, for a fact, that Angels’ Place is where I wanted my son to be while I furthered my education. Angels’ Place was never just a daycare to me, the amazing staff became a part of my family; I have never met a group of people so invested in helping other parents, or for that matter – people in general, better themselves. No matter the issue, the staff at Angels’ Place was, and is, ready to step up and help you become exactly who you want to become.

Angels’ Place has thought of every single moment in the lives of these mothers that may be difficult, and has made them that much easier. From their interactive curriculum, to their family style lunches, Elliot has learned so much – both educationally and emotionally. By the time he graduated from Angels’ Place he could count to 100 and has the compassion that I aspire to have. Throughout the five years that I have as a mother, Angels’ Place has helped me in more ways than I can count, and I know that if it wasn’t for this organization I would absolutely not be where I am today.” – Danielle

Natasha’s Story

The support my family needed to learn and grow.

“After applying for and being accepted into the Biotechnology program at CCAC, I faced a problem — I had no child care. I almost wanted to give up. If it wasn’t for my career counselor I would have never found Angels’ Place.

I am so happy and proud to be able to send my daughter to Angels’ Place. She is learning and growing every day thanks to the friendly and attentive teachers and staff.

I especially like the fact that the environment feels like a family, so welcoming and warm. There’s even a volunteer grandma! Along with great childcare, I also get support for myself as well. There is always someone who can relate to what I’m going through and who may have some helpful advice for me.

Knowing that my daughter is happy and thriving, I feel confident that I will be able to complete my education and be able to find a job so I can continue to give her all the support she needs.”- Natasha

Chelsey’s Story

A world of difference in my family’s life.

“I can’t speak highly enough about our experience at Angels’ Place. I was able to attend class with complete peace of mind knowing that my daughter was safe and loved. The quality of care and early education at Angels’ Place are absolutely best in class. The support that Angels’ Place offered me as a young mother made a world of difference in our lives.

My career is still every bit as exciting as it was five years ago! Today, I am a Senior Application Development Technician with a specialization in polyurethane adhesives. I am fortunate enough to be a part of a company supporting and encouraging STEM education at all levels. I have enjoyed visiting several Preschool and Elementary schools within my community and sharing my love of science! My career is challenging, rewarding, and has allowed me to feel like a strong role model for my children!

My family today is thriving! After I graduated from Bidwell, I got married and became a mom of two. My daughter is now 7 years old; she is confident, smart, athletic, but most importantly the most compassionate little person I have ever met. My son is 3 and the rest of us are just trying to keep up with him! He keeps us on our toes and totally relishes in being the “baby” of the family. We are active in our church and local community and enjoy spending as much time as we can with our extended family!”- Chelsey