With the support of Glick Philanthropies and the Rowley Family Foundation, Christel House DORS at Manual is providing adult students and community members who are taking classes at Christel House a new drop-in daycare service in Indianapolis. Parents can concentrate on their studies knowing their preschool age children are nearby and safe. “It makes it easier to pursue my education goals,” says Merary G., a new mom studying at the adult high school.
Christel House DORS offers morning, afternoon and evening class sessions at the Manual campus. The drop-in daycare service is available to parents for each session. DORS Principal Noel Wilson says the new service is providing multi-generational support for families and removing barriers that once prevented adult students with young children from realizing their dreams of earning a high school diploma. “DORS is grateful for donors and partners such the Glick Philanthropies and Rowley Family Foundation who provide us the opportunity to continue to develop and provide life changing programming for our families.” Taking a break from her classwork, Merary visits the nurturing and well-trained staff caring for her 8-month-old son, Jaset, in the area adjacent to the DORS classrooms. While Merary anticipates it will take her several months to earn the credits needed to graduate, she’s determined to do it. “Being a mom with a child can make it very difficult to pursue your education,” she says. “I want to encourage mothers who have children to take advantage of the services provided here at DORS.”