Faith exemplifies everything St. Raymond’s Society stands for in that Faith is determined be fully present and to do whatever it takes to be the best she can be in every area of her life. I am super proud of this young woman!
Living at St. Ray’s House was a profound experience for me. I learned so much while living there! My biggest take away was probably in the life skills department, especially time management and self-discipline. The thing I like best about St. Ray’s is that I will always be a part of the St. Raymond’s Society. I still meet with my Success Coaches every week and my Accountability Partner every month. The kids and I are invited to all of the St. Ray’s outings, celebrations and events. The only difference is that I have my own house now so sometimes we meet here.
I was a single mother myself, but I was fortunate enough to have strong family support. I shudder to think where I might have ended up without it. I know first-hand how important it is to have encouragement and support when you are trying to work, go to school, and build a life for yourself and your child. I am so pleased that we have a St. Raymond’s Society to help these young mothers navigate through all of the barriers that would otherwise prevent her from succeeding.
St. Raymond’s Society provided practical, realistic support at a time in my life when there didn’t seem to be any options for me and my daughter besides day-to-day survival. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the help we received. I am exceedingly grateful.