SAN ANTONIO — A new program has been created to help families with young children in need. Catholic Charities opened "Veronica's Boutique" on Mother's Day.
The boutique is sponsored by Dr. Mitch and Chrissy Finnie, who lost their daughter Veronica to cancer when she was 2 years old.
"Her legacy lives on through this beautiful work that we're able to share with the community and provide to moms and dads and young children," said Lizzy Perales with Catholic Charities.
The program is providing free diapers, wipes, baby clothes, formula and food to families with children younger than 3 years old.
There are also parenting services.
"They get to meet one on one with one of our case managers where we can provide parenting, education, resources and referrals to many of our other services at Catholic Charities," said Perales.
In just over month, Veronica's Boutique has already served more than 100 families.
"Being a new parent can be very tough, whether you're expecting a child or already have a child, that is you're raising. And so we wanted to provide a dignified service to the moms and dads within our community. And we also had a beautiful legacy to tell, which is Veronica's story," said Perales.
The boutique is at the Guadalupe Community Center on West César E Chávez Boulevard. It's open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, with virtual services and curbside distribution to maintain social distancing.
If you would like more information on services, or are in need of assistance, you can call (210) 226-6178.
There's a 5k planned for September to honor Veronica and raise money for the boutique. To learn more, click here.