Funds Will Help Support Residential Services for Low-income Women and Their Children
Just after Christmas in 2011, Samantha Singleton, 22, and her two-year-old daughter, Malaya, became homeless. Because of Malaya’s many medical issues, which include epilepsy, glaucoma and a feeding tube, there was a risk that she could be separated from her mother and put into foster care.
Fortunately, mother and daughter found a temporary home at the PathWays PA Center for Families (CFF) in Media, Pa., a supervised group residence for women and their children who are referred by the child welfare system. It helps vulnerable, low-income mothers stabilize their lives and keep their families intact as they move toward employment and self-sufficiency. The CFF provides a variety of services to mothers like Singleton, such as GED and math classes, computer training, resume writing and interviewing skills as well as teaching parenting and life skills, encouraging responsibility and fostering self-esteem.Read the whole article here!