The lack of culturally competent options and Bangla-speaking home health care providers in Metro Detroit inspired Mafruza Begum to open her own business, Mersiha Homecare Services LLC, in 2014.
Now with many youth also needing to step in to provide income for their families as parents have been laid off or are facing reduced hours due to the crisis, the programs become more important than ever. They’re also opportunities for youth who need to pivot career paths from pandemic-impacted industries like hospitality and tourism to more stable job opportunities in the immediate future.
For many, boundaries between work, school, and home no longer exist. The perpetual indefiniteness of these blurred lines may substantially decrease our capacity for productivity and authentic engagement. This is why it’s more important than ever to be intentional about our mental and emotional well-being in order to sustain motivation while working from home.