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Yvonne Abraham

Program helps families create their own solutions

It might not look like it, but a quiet revolution is underway in a Jamaica Plain conference room on a sunny Monday morning.

Five women sit around a conference table, gathering as they have every month for a year. As their kids play nearby, they share pastry and dilemmas. One was recently homeless and her 4-year-old seems out of control; another has a disabled child who requires care she can’t afford; another is feeling defeated by her children’s staggered school schedules. All of them desperately need child care they can trust.

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