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Meet Janine...


For eight long months, Janine was living in a hotel room with two double beds, three children, two of which were teenage twin boys, and working two jobs. She was trying to keep her family together and housed in any way she could. She didn’t want to call a hotel her home and she could see the toll it was taking on her children, but returning to their former home meant walking back into domestic violence that wasn’t safe for any of them. Janine was working a lot. She was parenting alone. But no matter how hard she worked, no matter how much she sacrificed for her children, nothing she did seemed to be enough to change their circumstances. But this isn’t the end of Janine’s story. Find out more…

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Single moms with children experiencing homelessness are housed in safe, permanent housing within 60 days from when they join our program. We match each family with 6 to 8 Neighboring Volunteers from local Christian Faith Communities who offer holistic support to the family as mom works to reach the goals she creates with our Case Manager. With support and hard work, families attain three main outcomes at graduation from our program: 

Safe & Sustainable Housing | Strong & Resilient Families | Supportive Relationships

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Bridge of Hope Network-wide Outcomes FY 2018-19

206

Women & Children Served

81%

of exiting families had sustainable housing

93%

of exiting families were employed

376

Neighboring Volunteers

Stories of Hope

Laura’s Story

Laura was the first in her family to graduate from high school, then college. In her mid-20s, she was a full-time paralegal raising a toddler when an unexpected cancer diagnosis plunged her into financial distress. Told she earned too much to qualify for public assistance, she and her son had been living out of their car for months when someone mentioned Bridge of Hope.

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The name 'Bridge of Hope' describes exactly what they do for homeless single Moms. I believe ‘hope’ is the cry of every single Mom as they cross the bridge into the unknown and scary journey of single parenting. When there is nothing left to live for, ‘hope’ is a beautiful gift given by the staff and [Neighboring Volunteers] at Bridge of Hope.

Anne Beiler, Founder, Auntie Anne's, Inc.