Moms Making It

Success stories from our moms who have what it takes to create a new life for themselves and their children

Nothing’s better than seeing our moms move out on their own, get new jobs and provide for their children. We see moms every day beat the odds and turn their lives around. It’s about working hard and not giving up. It’s about learning new skills and understanding how to affect change in their lives. Our moms making it today have the confidence it takes to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their children. It’s the grit, determination and will-power our girls demonstrate as we help guide them down a new path. We’re proud of all they’ve accomplished.

Before they came to Almost Home, Marshawn and Marquan’s lives were unstable and unpredictable. Their mom lacked a support system, and she didn’t know how to provide for her sons. But she's determined…

When Alex arrived at Almost Home, she was on the right track, but she also needed some help to help herself! She's enrolled in cosmetology school, where she is working toward her license in hair design and is also hoping to get…

Kalynn hit the ground running when she arrived at Almost Home in September 2016. Already a mother of two beautiful girls, she knew she needed to make some changes to create a better life for Makiya and Ky'ra. Awesome changes have been happening since Kalynn came to Almost Home…

Tyiesha had a baby when she turned 15 and was bouncing from house to house before coming to Almost Home. Living in stable housing allowed her to enroll her daughter in preschool and graduate from Job Corps as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She found a job and was eventually promoted to Activities Director…

Keita & Terrell came to Almost Home in 2014. Keita made progress but then hit some barriers, and left Almost Home without reaching many of her goals. We were sad to see her taking steps backward, so when she asked to re-enroll in our program, we were glad to give her a second chance…

When she got pregnant at 19, Cliché knew her baby would need stable housing. She came to Almost Home with her GED, and she found full-time employment even as her due date quickly approached. She faithfully built up her savings, attended life skills classes, and prepared for the birth of her daughter…

After leaving an abusive relationship, Brianna & Aaron found themselves at Almost Home in May 2014. Brianna enrolled in an employment program, got a part-time job, and started pursuing a computer science degree at St. Louis Community College…