One More Child created its Petegsburg Moms program inproviding a living space for women and their children fleeing abusive relationships, battling financial setbacks or otherwise needing stability.
The kids joined their mother for a ribbon-cutting Tuesday morning as Florida Baptist Children's Homes celebrated the renovation of the house on its campus for the use of its Single Moms program. She asked that her last name be withheld.
CEO Mark Hulbert donated the company's services to restore the 1,square-foot house, which Haag said was uninhabitable before the work began. We know there needs to be a 22nd and a 23rd and a 53rd and a th home out there so that we can reach out and be able to make sure families have the opportunities to get to be family together.
I knew it would be good for a family, but when you Single mom 21 St. Petersburg Florida 21 meet the family and meet the kids and see how excited they are, I didn't plan for that emotionally.
Nearly every inch of the house, inside and out, appeared to be renewed, and the interior smelled faintly of fresh paint. The program served women and their children last year, Haag said.
The women receive not only housing but also job-skills training and mentoring for one year, said Kristen Hitchcock, executive director of the program. That money goes into a savings account and is returned when the women graduate, often giving them enough for first- and last-month's payment on an apartment, SSt. said.
One More Child also offers scholarships that women can use to pay for college tuition or training toward a professional certification. The program is now in Lakeland, Miami and Jacksonville, and Haag said there are plans to expand this year to Naples, Sarasota and Gainesville.
Jenna, 28, said she joined the program in September, when she was pregnant with Linda. Jenna, who wore a blue scrub top adorned with Betty Boop images, said the program is helping to cover 211 of a certification that could yield a pay increase in her job as a medical assistant.
Before the event began, Nasia and Ricardo sprinted across the front yard in a footrace. S.t, they sped around the property on bikes they received as Christmas gifts from the Plantonic date with Roswell. Walker echoed Haag's wish to see further collaborations between local companies and One More Child.
So just having a place you can call home and have peace … it's so important for the growth of a child.
Gary White can be reached at gary. Follow on Twitter garywhite Digital access or digital and print delivery. They were even excited about the bathroom.
Hulbert said some subcontractors also donated their efforts for the project. Site Archive.