There are children in our communities whose lives are unstable and whose challenges change day to day. They have mothers who deeply love them and want the best for them, but their moms don’t have the resources or support systems to succeed. Maybe they come from an abusive relationship or have experienced financial ruin or have never known the meaning of trust or unconditional love.
It is because of our strong desire to serve children and families like these that we created the Brave Moms program. Brave Moms is a ministry that exists to serve courageous single moms who need support, stability and encouragement as they fight to better their lives and provide their families a future filled with hope and possibility.
“When I came to Brave Moms, I was jobless and had no education. I was very dependent on others and would stay to please them by doing whatever they wanted me to do for them while doing nothing for my daughter and I. It was not a good place to raise a baby.”
– 19-year-old single mother with 1-year-old daughter
A Path to Self-Sufficiency
Assistance is provided to single mothers from all walks of life so they can focus on resolving their individual circumstance and temporary family instability. While the mother works toward setting goals with the guidance of dedicated and supportive staff, she lives in a comfortable residential setting with her children. The program is designed to accommodate women age 18 and older for approximately 9-12 months. Some of the ways we work to provide self-sufficiency for these mothers and their children include:
- Providing housing in safe, secure locations
- Assist with working toward career advancement
- Having Godly women offer wisdom and friendship as mentors
- Assistance continuing or completing their education
- Helping develop budgets and requiring them to save money that will allow them to graduate the program with more stability
- Teaching them how to cook nutritious meals that are simple and cost effective
- Connecting them with local churches
- Teaching them life skills that will help them be better mothers to their children
Help One More Child by Assisting Brave Moms in the Following Ways
- Make a financial gift so we can support more courageous mothers around the state
- Become a mentor for a single mom in need through Brave Moms. Share your expertise on meal planning, creating (and sticking to) a budget and cooking nutritious meals that are affordable
- Give our Brave Moms new and gently-used clothing to add to their wardrobe as they enter the workforce
- Provide transportation and/or emergency child care when a need arises.
- Host a yard sale to raise money for our Brave Moms ministry
To speak to someone about program details and/or needs at a campus that is home to Brave Moms, contact: