From Our CEO, Kelly O’Lague, MSW
“We rise by lifting others. ”
― Robert Ingersoll
In the past six months we have seen our lives and our “normal” turned upside down. Jobs are different or gone. Schools are scrambling to develop new ways of educating children.
Masks and physical distancing are our new reality. Family and friend gatherings are now discouraged or even prohibited. At Hively, we are seeing how stressful this new “normal” is on children and families, on our child care providers, on our community, and we want you to know that we are here and ready to help.
If you need help figuring out child care, we can help. If you are hungry, we will provide food. If you don’t have money for diapers, we’ve got you covered. If you need someone to talk to, we can help. We, at Hively, are here to help you feel supported and resourced. You are part of the Hively community!
No one should have to face this pandemic alone. We’re social beings, and we are not meant to live in isolation. We know that community is critical to our mental health and emotional well-being and we need to find new ways to experience it. I want to share with you an example of a community that has formed as a result of the pandemic. On April 3rd we hosted a listening session for child care providers. We just wanted to check in to see how our providers were doing. What started as a one-time check-in, has turned into an amazing community – a community of providers who support each other, who laugh and cry together and who, through their care and compassion, lift each other up and carry each other through. We really do rise by lifting others!
If you would like to be part of the Hively community, we’d love to hear from you! Join a conversation, contribute to the Hively Community Fund, gather with us at a training or workshop. Hopefully, you will find a home in our hive!
For more information, email us at email@example.com.