Way to go, Kalynn!
Kalynn hit the ground running when she arrived at Almost Home. Now she's employed at BJC, and she was accepted into St. Louis Community College’s EMT program, where she'll begin this summer!
The statistics are dire: 42% of children born into poverty are still poor a generation later. But for some single moms, their child becomes their motivation to break the cycle of poverty and build a better life for themselves and their children.
Almost Home provides resources and support for these motivated young moms, but it’s their drive, grit, and determination that will transform their futures.
“Poverty is too old and too complex a problem to apply the status quo. It’s time to disrupt. It’s time to innovate. It’s time to invest in what works and break the cycle two generations at a time.”
young St. Louis moms served since 1993
babies/toddlers each year get a fresh start to a better life
pursue education beyond high school and/or further job training
maintain stable housing after leaving Almost Home
obtain jobs to provide for their families
“If you want a better life for you and your kids, Almost Home is the place to come get your life on track.”