Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season

A microproject by H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People be Empowered)
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season
Help a Single Mom in Crisis this Holiday Season

Summary

This project will keep a family out of a crisis situation by providing them with a safe home to live in. Funds will cover a security deposit as well as the initial rent due on a new apartment for HOPE participant, Dorian, and her 8 children. It will provide a clean and safe home for her family that is mold and pest-free. And, it will supply several housing items that were lost such as beds, couches, and chairs, when Dorian and her family were forced to move due to unsafe living conditions.

$995
total raised
19
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months

Challenge

HOPE participant, Dorian and her 8 children are in crisis. Their apartment was water-damaged several months ago but the resulting problems caused by the water intrusion were never addressed by her landlord. As a result, their apartment became a breeding ground for mold, roach colonies, and exacerbated the COVID symptoms experienced by her and her children when all 8 of her kids became ill with the virus. This project will help fund Dorian's move into a clean and safe home for her and her family.

Solution

HOPE's mission is to assist single parents enrolled in college persist to graduation. However, when our participants face a crisis like unexpected homelessness, we know that they cannot possibly continue their studies without help overcoming the crisis. As such, proving a safe living environment for Dorian and her children will allow her to continue to go to work while attending college classes, moving her one step closer to graduation and self-sufficiency.

Long-Term Impact

Supporting this project means that single parents, like Dorian, can attend college classes and earn a degree, pulling themselves and their children out of poverty. According to our 2019 graduate survey, 84% of our graduates increased their savings by 70% once they earned their degrees. 42% of our graduates have increased their post-degree income by 121% and improved their credit scores by an average of 75 points. 21% of our graduates own a home, while 5% are in the process of purchasing one.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Organization Information

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People be Empowered)

Location: Duluth, GA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HOPEInc1
Project Leader:
Kenita Smith
Duluth, GA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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