An Evening of Young Parent Resiliency

Sanctuary of Hope proudly hosted Conversations on Young Parenting and Well-Being last month. The event addressed young parent resiliency and was free to the public thanks to Kaiser Permanente for providing space at their Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw Medical Offices. Throughout the evening, the audience heard thoughtful discussions on youth parenthood such as the importance of childcare, challenges of housing affordability, need for more fatherhood supports, and narrative shift to “village resiliency”. The panel, moderated by Charline Sistrunk, radio host of the Lunch with the Finance Bunch, consisted of thought leaders in child development and young parenting: Reginal Brass, My Child Says Daddy: Kandee Lewis, Positive Results Corporation: Grace Weltman, Communities in Motion (Best Start Families – Compton): Maria Villamil, CADRE: Samitha Givens, Learn4Life: and Tanya Tull, Partnering for Change: and Maria Del Razo, a young parent