WHO: Katie, a 26-year-old woman.
AGENCY: Mother's Retreat, a Groton-based treatment program run by The Connection Inc. that helps pregnant and parenting women recover from substance abuse.
FAMILY SITUATION: Katie is the single mother of a newborn son. She is living in a residential treatment program in New London and is working on improving her life for herself as well as her child. Katie is unemployed but working toward finding stable employment and safe and affordable housing. She's taking things day by day, motivated by the idea of providing a good life for her son.
WHAT TO GIVE: Katie could use weather-appropriate clothing, including size 7 jeans, medium-sized shirts and jacket and feminine hygiene products. Her son needs winter clothing sized between 3 and 6 months, size 2 diapers and age-appropriate toys. The family could also use food gift cards, gift cards to local stores, movie tickets and SEAT bus tickets.
TO DONATE: Call Mother's Retreat in Groton at (860) 405-2107.