Single father Charlie came to Christopher House unemployed and struggling to meet the basic needs of himself and his son, Sam. After Charlie expressed interest in enrolling Sam in our early childhood education program, we helped him get a job so that he could meet our eligibility requirements. Staff also referred Charlie to our partner, Heartland Healthcare, for Sam to receive an updated physical and immunizations. Upon enrolling in our program, Sam had significant speech delays, and his teacher referred him for screenings through Chicago Public Schools. He is now obtaining speech support services, and his speech has improved dramatically through daily interaction with teachers and other children in his classroom. Because his home life has stabilized, Charlie is now working to complete his GED.