A realistic budget helps single mom catch up with expenses
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“Valerie’s” mentors helped her create a realistic budget so she could see how much she could actually afford to spend.
Continuing to grow — long after the program ends
Mom W’s experience reminds us that change happens slowly. Many of the fruits of the FamilyForward program are not reaped until years later.
An unexpected gift from mentoring
Becoming mentors opened the door to the wonderful gift of an ongoing relationship between two families.
Breaking daily spending habit saves money and time
“Lynn” is learning how to conserve her money and her time, both of which will benefit her children in the long run.
Being seen as a whole person
Mom J was able to rise above serious challenges and make significant progress toward a better life.
Daughter thrives in school thanks to stable housing
It’s back-to-school time! This family’s story demonstrates the importance of stable housing for children to learn and thrive in school.
Gaining the confidence to succeed
Being held "accountable for your own independence" was key for "Tina" to gain the confidence she needed to plan for a better future.
Household budget paves way for debt reduction
FamilyForward helped Vicky achieve financial stability, and that stability benefited the entire family unit.
Two-year program leads to long-term impact
Meg’s story is an example of the positive, long-term impact that FamilyForward can make in a family’s life.
FAMILY INTERVIEW: Safety net helps single mom move forward
In this inspirational interview, "M" shares how she overcame challenges she was facing as a single parent with a low income.
Safer apartment, rent support provide firm foundation
With Faith Community Homes in her corner, "Kelly” found a safer place to live and the financial fortification she urgently needed to...
Single mom moves forward with a place of her own
For single mom "Ellen," getting into her own apartment with her child was the first step toward moving forward and digging out of debt.
JOY STORIES: Fall and winter 2020
Read these stories of progress and hope from three families who completed the Faith Community Homes program at the end of 2020.
Single mom succeeds by setting goals
Weekly meetings with her volunteer mentors helped "Lori" identify the steps she needed to take to meet her short-term and long-term goals.
Parents find better jobs, thanks to coaching from mentors
Mentors were key to helping motivated parents find better jobs to provide for their family and future.
Rent subsidy helps family turn things around
The Faith Community Homes rent subsidy helped this family get caught up on rent and end their financial crisis.
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