Posted: June 23
Congrats to a hard working mom and daughter! When Wendy, a mom in Vine Maple Place's homeless prevention program, learned her teen daughter, Jewell, was failing two or more classes and would not be able to graduate with her class, she took action! They met with the school counselors to create a plan to bring up Jewell's grades. Mom and daughter connected with a Vine Maple Place volunteer tutor, who worked with Jewell every day to bring her grades up and pass her classes. Wendy says, “Without the help of this program, I might not had the time and resources to help my daughter…I stepped in and it felt good, I was a proud mom that day when she walked across that stage.” After graduation, Jewel plans on entering the military service and later hopes to go to college! Housing stability, along with support services, helped this mom and daughter accomplish an important goal! (Permission for photo granted by Wendy and Jewell.)
"I had a beautiful family who I loved and nurtured, an amazing career, and a nice clean home I took pride in. I was proud of my accomplishments and always strived to be the best I could be by setting goals and working hard. My children were healthy and happy, and my bills were always paid before they were due. Life was good and filled with blessings.
Then my parents died a year apart, both ...read more