But there are signs of hope.
Cinthia’s grandmother secured work as a caretaker for a local school. She is not paid, but the family can live there together in return for cleaning and caring for the building.
Cinthia recently found work at a restaurant, helping to coordinate and deliver food to people at home. She is paid less than the minimum wage, but any income is better than nothing in the midst of this crisis.
Fernando misses his friends at the Acorn Childcare Center, along with the comfort of a safe and pleasant building with regular wholesome meals but the resources from the Center and daily interactive videos from his teachers give Fernando something constant to hold on to. Every morning he asks, “What activity am I going to do with my teachers today?”