Imagine being a content stay-at-home mother of five one day, and then, a short time later, you and your children wake up living in a shelter, trying to figure out how to get back on track.
The women and children we serve through our Single Moms program are no different than most of us. They have dreams and hopes for the future.
The reality is many of them are simply going through a season of struggle and need someone to come alongside them with the love of Christ to meet their practical needs and encourage them.
Nadine, age 30, is one of these courageous mothers and she recently shared some words about how the donors, mentors and supporters of our Single Moms program have helped change her life AND her children’s lives!
In the words of a Single Mom
Hi, my name is Nadine. I’m an average girl with life goals and dreams.
I’m a mother to five children, four girls and a boy. (see the kiddos above!)
I used to be a stay-at-home mom whom loved to run the home and spend time with her children.
I was married. Then when I became a single mom everything changed.
I had to go back to work and put my children into childcare.
I strived each day to accomplish getting everything done for my children in regards to having a place to sleep and food to eat.
I was living in the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter, trying to determine the next steps for my children and I. That’s when One More Child contacted the program coordinator about an opening in their Single Moms program.
Being in this program has helped me more than I could ever help myself.
I appreciate all of the sacrifices they’ve made to assist me in becoming independent again and providing all the necessary life skill resources to improve my mothering skills.
I’m aiming to go further into my education and ensure my children have a bright future.