The staff and other moms, who have grown to feel more like roomies, make me feel I have an extended support system during this new endeavor.
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.
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.
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.