FORT WAYNE, IND (WFFT)- Associated Churches in Fort Wayne, has is a program called A Baby's Closet which helps low-income families and people experience hardships by giving baby items that help parents care for their children. Currently there is a campaign called Baskets4Babies. You can donate baby items or money to the program to helps mom's like Tamika.
"I have a 2-year-old daughter named Janelle. I had her October 3, 2016, and recently I had twins October 29. 2018," said Tamika.
Tamika was 25 weeks pregnant when she gave birth to her twins Hakeem and Olivia. Hakeem is at DuPont Hospital with RSV and is not currently breathing on his own. Olivia is at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis and is almost off of oxygen and may start bottle feeding soon.
"As a mother you want to be there for both and you'll do whatever you can so I drive down there and stay in Indy for a week and then I drive back to Fort Wayne to spend time with my husband and son."
The mother of three says it's hard having to split her time with her children but says the support of her husband and programs like A Baby's Closet takes off some of the stress.
"It's been a blessing that having a baby's closet and taking little classes here and there. You don't have to come out of pocket. Taking classes here and there and having people come visit you to educate you. You get coupons to go get diapers and things you need for your babies, it comes in real handy," said Tamika.
Tamika says she's excited for the day that all of her children are home, and encourages all moms who have hardships, to check out the program.