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PATCH
April 28, 2011

Well I had just had my daughter and in just 3 months i alredy had to return to work. Being a single parent here with no family in the same city as me, I was faced with the delima of placing my new born in (I had no idea where to start) a strangers arms to take care of daily. It literally bought tears to my eyes as i felt so hopeless as to what would happen next. After seeking help in the community to find the appropriate resources I was directed to the PATCH office in wainaku. I immediatly felt the load lifted as I wus sitting there being assured that ALL Child Care Providers are licenced by PATCH have gone through the health education & Training process. Then wen she printed out a list of providers for me to call & interview, I wuz blown away by the pages & pages of Providers to choose from. Going to that office that day had changed my perspective of my situation completly. I had hope again, I was restored with the faith that I could find safe, resonable, affordable child care. I dont know what I would have dont were it not for PATCH to be there. I also inquire about the courses needed to take to be a licensed child care provider myself, for that has always been a passion for me.

Sincerely, I. K. Derouin

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization & with a grateful heart hope that they will continue to be around for future single moms like my self.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i cannot think of any changes at this time, My daughter will be four this july so it had been awhile since i have spoke with PATCH office.

MY ROLE:
Client Served & So I went home and called & set up interviews with about 10 of the 40 child care providers. I have been through 4 different CCP's and all from the referrals from the PATCH office.