Mother’s Day is a time to remember all that our moms do for us. It’s a time to remember their amazing dedication, support and strength.
But of course, Mother’s Day is also a time to remember that being a mother can be quite difficult, that there are a lot of hardships involved.
We see this first hand through our Family Assistance Ministries. Through this service, we help struggling single moms make it through the tough times.
Below are two stories from the program.
LaShawna was forced to leave her husband due to the unhealthy nature of their relationship. She was left to raise their three-year-old son on her own.
LaShawna and her son had to stay with friends while she searched for employment since she could not afford to pay for housing.
Seeing her plight, Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church referred LaShawna to Family Assistance Ministries hoping that they could help her get back on her feet and into her own place.
Through Family Assistance Ministries, LaShawna was able to find three jobs and a place to stay with her son.
LaShawna continues to work hard to pay her bills and take care of her son.
Amanda was working full time and raising her two kids when her husband abruptly moved out of their home. She was left with the difficult task of raising her children alone.
Matters were made worse as Amanda had to deal with high summer bills, the rising cost of gasoline and an unexpected car repair. With all the misfortune, Amanda was on the brink of defaulting on her mortgage and losing her home.
Although Amanda had found full time employment, she still needed help making payments on her mortgage. Family Assistance Ministries was able to provide the help she needed in order to keep Amanda and her kids in their home and out of a shelter.
Now Amanda is able to be the super mom for her kids again.
So thank you, moms, both single and not. We love you and all that you do.
If you’d like to help the families who are part of Family Assistance Ministries, you can donate online at www.stvincentdepaul.net or call us at 602.254.3338.