It’s hard to believe 2 years have passed since we committed to walking with single moms & their children to ensure that they didn’t walk alone. We will be sharing highlights from our journey over the coming weeks and we hope that you will join us on this path to continue the momentum we’ve begun.
Two years ago, I could no longer see single moms struggling to make ends meet and trying to do life on their own without doing something about it.
As a child of a single mom and as a former single mom myself, I understood many of the struggles single moms faced. As an emerging leader involved in various community development projects, I saw that many of our community needs could be traced back to single parent homes. But we know that isn’t always the case. We’ve met so many single moms who’ve achieved success thanks to their village. Single moms are resilient, resourceful and powerful when they are in positive, supportive relationships.
Over the last two years, we’ve gotten to do life with moms and we’ve met needs in many ways. We’ve helped moms research, enroll and stay in college. We’ve provided scholarships, leadership/job skills training and assistance with navigating resources. We’ve connected women with mentors to help them hone their skills one-on-one. We’ve secured business partners willing to discount or donate their services to help with car repairs, moving, dental care, and more. We work with moms on an individual basis to create long-term strategies.
And just as importantly, we’ve had play dates, birthday parties, helped with back-up childcare and created a safe space where moms can learn from each other so that they can be the moms God has created them to be while enjoying the child(ren) they’ve been blessed with. We’ve laughed together, cried together and sang praises together. We know we’re Better Together.
It’s been an honor to serve with my village as we journey with these incredible women and children. I’m so grateful for our “village” of supporters that ensure we can continue to build MOMentum.