Mothers Helping Mothers
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” —Marion C. Garretty
Andrea L. CLark
My name is Andrea L. Clark, I am a single mother of four beautiful children and the grandmother of 8!. I didn't start out as a single parent but due to circumstances outside of my control I became one. In the course of life I have helped raise other children that I did not give birth to because the parents were not able to take care them due to various addictions and financial issues. As a single parent I found that whenever I needed help I was always told that I "made too much money" but you couldn't tell me that when I was having a hard time making ends meet and going from one paycheck to another. I was never on drugs or anything so the many options that were out there were only set up if I had some sort of addiction. I feel that there needs to be more help out there for single mothers (parents) who even though they are working they are still able to get help! I know the struggle of the single mother is a real issue in the world that needs to be addressed. I founded M.O.M so that I can help make a difference in the lives other single mothers by helping them to find resources and various programs to help them reach their goals of self sufficiency
Felizonya A. Collins
My name is Felizonya A. Collins and I am a single mother of a wonderful daughter and a beautiful granddau. It hasn't always been easy to raise my daughter on my own but with a great support system I was able to raise her to be a wonderful independant young woman. Even though at times it was a struggle I was able to become a licensed Cosmetologist after trying that I decided to return to my passion which is healthcare. I attended Ultimate Medical Academy and became a Certified Medical Assistant. During the course of obtaining my medical assitant certification I made such an impression on the teachers and staff that they offered me the opportunity to become a Medical Assistant Instructor and all while still working towards completing my Associates in Healthcare Management. I love being a part of Mothers of Minors because it helps to motivate young mothers to know that there is something better out there, all you have to do is to remain dedicated for the betterment of themselves and their children.
Ja'Nice Wyche resided in New Jersey all her life and move to Florida for a better life for her and her son she is a Licensed practice nurse (LPN) and the founder of Royal Gents & Divas.
She lost her mom at the age of 23 and became a single mom of one at the age of 26. Her mother always taught her that education is power Being a single mom had its ups and downs. Coming from a line of strong women and wanted best for her child she strives to always do and be better in everything. She attended Passaic County Community College towards her nursing degree and Florida Career College receiving her certification in Medical assistant. Being a single parent can be challenging, overwhelming but you have to overcome those fears and win for you and your child. The struggle of not having programs or not knowing how to go about getting help can be pretty rough. getting assistance and there restrictions of receiving help can be very discovering being told that you have to attend classes for life skills which is taught from the agency was not what i wanted so i signed up for college to only be kicked off because i didn't sign up for their classes and didn't get permission to from the agency that sign up for college i remained in college and never looked back.
being part of mom is a great program with different tools to help young mothers be the parent they know they can be just knowing that you’re not in this struggle alone will motivate any parent to achieve meeting these woman hearing their stories inspire me to help, be there for them the cry i cry sometimes all it takes is showing that you care with a big heart mom does it all
Community Involvement Coordinator
My name is Juanita Marie Hairston. I was born in Dalton, Georgia and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I served in the Army for 8 years. I am a single parent of 5 children, 3 of them are my sister’s children and 2 of my own. To be an example for my children; I decided to go to school to get a degree to enhance my career. After my career was sidetracked by a merger, I started over after moving to Florida. I continued my education and now have a MBA and a Master’s degree in Information Technology. My interest now at this stage in my life is to help others by using my education and experience in any way that I can.