Jenny*, a single mom with four daughters all younger than 10, moved to Central Florida unsure of how she was going to provide for her family.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), expenses for four children in a single parent family can be more than $40,000 per year.
Raising one child is costly enough – imagine having four mouths to feed all by yourself.
How would Jenny keep her children happy and healthy? Jenny found work at a local auto parts store but she continued searching for other jobs and resources that would better support her children.
Eventually, Jenny found relief and hope for her children through our Family Support Services. Jenny qualified for the program, giving her and her children access to life-changing resources like food, clothes, diapers, household items, career services and educational workshops.
It is thanks to our incredible volunteers (hint: see where we could use your help!) that people like Jenny have smiling faces to welcome her when she walks into our Compassion Center and it is because of generous financial support that we have what she and her children need, when they need it.
Jenny’s journey to self-sufficiency began with us and what we do begins with you.
* Names are changed for privacy reasons