YWCA helps homeless kids get immunizedFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Kids, less fortunate are getting up to date with their shots thanks to the YWCA.
Kids, less fortunate are getting up to date with their shots thanks to the YWCA. The Shelter Faith Community Nurse program is a unique program helping homeless children safely enroll in school. This time of year as students head back to the classrooms the YWCA is full of kids who need their shots and there’s a group who is getting that done.
On any given month the YWCA can have 30-40 kids here. So making sure each one is up to date on their shots, especially during the school year, can be a big job. It's a partnership between Sanford and the YWCA helps homeless kids get immunized. A team of about a dozen people at the Y help kids get enrolled in local schools and their shots so parents and schools will have the records when they've left abusive situations.
Carolyn Wright – YWCA/Sanford Nurse: "They've left behind birth certificates, immunization records, important papers, even drivers licenses
Wright serves as the nurse at YWCA, bringing kids and parents to local doctors and helping to educate them on what they need to get safely enrolled in schools. Fargo Public Schools set aside $130,000 to help homeless kids get enrolled in schools.