I am not proud to say it, but we were living in our car. It was a very scary time for us. I was told about St. Raymond’s Society by the WIC office. I called that day and by the end of the week they helped me and my children with everything we needed to get into an apartment. The ladies were all so kind and understanding. You could tell they really care about people.
My Success Coaches helped me to have a clear understanding of my responsibility where my life was concerned. Living at St. Ray’s House has allowed me to be the mother I’ve always wanted to be and become the person I was created to be.
I wish I would have had the support and knowledge that St. Raymond's Society offers these young mothers when I was younger. I am amazed at what they are able to accomplish and blessed to have been able to help with these young ladies and their babies.
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.