A Home Away From Home

Saba and her daughter Naomi.

Saba and her daughter Naomi.

Saba Asres attends Adelphi/Langley Park Family Support Center along with her children, four-year-old Nardos and one-year-old Naomi. Originally from Eritrea, Saba attends classes at the center to learn English, math, and computer skills. At the same time, her oldest daughter is enrolled in the Head Start program and the youngest attends child care at the center.

“I can see a brighter future for all of us,” beams Saba.

She says the center has become like a second home for them.

“We also get to go to many places where we can learn about the culture and ways of life here in the United States,” Saba says. “My children get to see places and do things that I could not afford to take them to.”

Sabra and her daughters, Naomi and Nardos.

Sabra and her daughters, Naomi and Nardos.

At the center, Saba also receives information about health, education, and job interviewing. She hopes to receive her External Diploma soon.

“I’m very thankful to have this opportunity,” Saba says. “For me and my family it is a gift that I am learning to use wisely and starting a new journey for a better life.”

As part of the program, Saba attended Maryland Family Network’s Parent Leadership Conference in March. This annual event strengthens the leadership abilities and increases the confidence of parents to encourage them as advocates for their family and community.

“I learned that I am a leader, a confident woman, and a role model to my family,” Saba says proudly.