Any Baby Can Serves the Briones Family
Ashley Briones, who is the mother of five amazing children, has been working with Any Baby Can since 2016. She was referred to the Family Support Services Program in December. Originally, when she started the program, her 15 year old son Jesus was diagnosed with cancer. Not unexpectedly, Jesus’ cancer treatment required numerous hospital and doctor visits, which put a strain on the family’s income. Many of their visits consisted of overnight hospital stays, making it difficult for Ashley to drive back and forth from the hospital to her home in Buda, Texas. Expenses began to rise, and Ashley could not work because she had to attend to the needs of all her children.
Another great expense this family had to shoulder was trying to remodel their home due to an extreme safety hazard: mold. The mold was causing Jesus to have respiratory problems and it was not helping his cancer treatment process, either. The Briones family could not pay for the expensive mold removal process, so ABC enrolled them into the Best Single Source Plus Program.
From the beginning, Ashley worked actively with the program and maintained close contact with her caseworkers to achieve all of the goals that would help her find resolution to the family’s current crises. She worked diligently with her caseworker to create a budgeting plan and learned how to access resources like finding funds to furnish their home.
Ashley was a strong and positive person throughout her program participation. Not once did she complain about her unfortunate situation or any of the hardships she and her family had to endure. The family was a model of unity from the beginning and throughout their program participation. ABC, with the help of the BSS Plus Program, arranged for mold removal in the home, which allowed Ashley to have more time to care for her family and even had time to care for her own well being. Now the family lives in a newly remodeled home where the family can life safely and Jesus can focus on his treatments and recover.