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Front Page - Friday, January 22, 2021

Nonprofit seeks mothers to share experiences

Foundation House Ministries is looking to build a community of women speakers to share their story of hope and inspiration to mothers in their program.

The nonprofit provides financial, emotional and physical support to mothers or pregnant women who struggle with addiction, homelessness and joblessness. The speaker events are one hour, with 18-minute slots allotted to each presenter to share their path to success.

Interested applicants are asked to register online at https://moms.events

The speaker events at Foundation House Ministries are a vital resource to the mothers in the program. The nonprofit’s Executive Director, Suzanne Burns, says that a lot of the women come into the program feeling inadequate, but she says if those mothers are able to see examples of professionals overcoming an obstacle then that will inspire the mothers to succeed.

“We need you to share your story of hope and inspiration and hopefully it will light a fire in our moms to realize that they can do this too; that it’s not just for someone else, but it is for her as well,” Burns says.

The speaker program is part of the 10-week training course that all mothers are required to complete before graduation, with 95% of clients graduating with stable housing and employment.

Mothers like Kiyonna are grateful for the resources. “I really don’t have friends or knowledge of being a mother and I don’t have many resources being that I’m not from here, but this program has given me a sense that I’m going to be OK,” Kiyonna says.

Founded in 2012, Foundation House Foundation House Ministries also is looking for volunteers to help with various job duties including babysitting, meal prep, cleaning, transportation and property maintenance. Information