Client Testimonies

Shaunte is one of the many wonderful people we’ve had an opportunity to help and get to know over the past several years. Check out her story!

Janey is a perfect representation of the saying: if you think my hands are full you should see my heart . . . . one cannot help but see how full her heart is as she gently cares for her tiny triplets.

- NICU Nurse

I have been working with single mothers for more than two decades and this program is the most practical, self-driven, life-changing, program I have ever seen.  I am honored to be a part of it.

- Program Director

These mothers inspire me to GIVE more, to DO more and to BE more.

- Volunteer

After spending so much time at the St. Ray’s House, I understand why the program is called My RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING Life.  I love this place and what happens here really is ridiculously amazing!

- Volunteer Mentor

Never have I seen such young women accomplishing such great things!

- Volunteer Mentor

Zuleima personifies what St. Raymond’s Society is all about.  Beyond her primary goal of being the very best mother possible to Dixie, she is highly motivated to earn her college degree and provide the very best life possible for Dixie.

- Zuleima’s Accountability Partner

It has been the most amazing experience to see the women grow and step into themselves!

- Professional Counselor

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!

- Faith’s Success Coach

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.

- Faith

With the encouragement of my Success Coach, I had finally worked up the courage to pursue my dream of becoming an x-ray technician.  Then I got the devastating news that I was not eligible for any government assistance to help cover the costs.  We looked at every possible option and couldn’t find a solution, so my Success Coach and I made a commitment to pray and ask God to provide a way for me to go to college.  And God must have been listening because within 24 hours, a family decided that they would donate the cost of my education to St. Raymond’s.  Now I am even more motivated than before to earn my degree, because people who have never even met me believe in me and my future enough to invest in it!

- Zuleima

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.

- Latasha

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.

- Janey

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.

- Kristin

I still can’t believe it!  When I sit back and remember the day that we wrote down all of my bills – all of my debt.  It was so HUGE and overwhelming!  It hasn’t even been a year yet and ALL of my debt is paid off!  I guess it was possible after all!  Thank you good Lord.  Thank you St. Raymond’s.

- Zuleima

I can honestly say that I love my RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING life and it’s all thanks to St. Raymond’s Society.

- Faith

God has truly blessed our community with the addition of St. Raymond’s Society.  As the executive director of Pregnancy Resource Center for more than 12 years, I know all too well of the plight of a single mothers, much less those who finds themselves homeless.  It is with great confidence that we refer these mothers to St. Raymond’s Society.  Not only will they be welcomed with open arms and given a place to stay, these mothers are put on a path to self-sufficiency.

- Executive Director, Pregnancy Resource Center

Giving a hand up instead of a hand out . . . helping someone stand on their own two feet . . . now that’s something that my wife and I believe in.  We’ve worked hard to have what we have and we want to help others have nice things too.  St. Raymond’s Society is teaching these young ladies how to work for what they want.  With grit and determination.  By the time they leave that House they are going to know how to get things done.

- Donor

We are impressed with the way St. Raymond’s Society invests TIME as well as money in the families they serve.  During a tour of the St. Ray’s House, the program director explained the curriculum they use with the moms, My RIDICULOUSLY AMAZING Life, in detail including the research behind it.  It is fascinating, to say the least.  It’s no wonder it is creating such astonishing results.

- Donor

At our pregnancy center, we see a great number of abortion-minded women and our most critical cases are the ones that are homeless.  Having the ability to refer to St. Raymond’s Society for housing, opens up the option of parenting for these homeless mothers.  We are proud to partner with such an outstanding, relevant organization.

- Client Services Director, Pregnancy Resource Center

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.

- Monthly Donor

I appreciate the resources and services St. Raymond’s Society provides our community’s single mothers and their children.  This is an organization that offers a real solution, not just and band aid and I can get behind that.  They are creating lasting changes in the lives of families.

- Business Owner

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.

- Sandra (Volunteer)

St. Raymond’s turns lives into miracles that spread love to a whole community.  Volunteering at St. Raymond’s has definitely touched my life and heart.  This organization is outstanding!

- Carrie (Volunteer)

I couldn’t be where I am today without their help.

- Alex

The help I received allowed me to get back on my feet and allow my family to have our own house again. They were and are a true blessing.

- Rita

I found that SRS was the gold standard.

- Amber

I have found a job and been able to continue my education with a roof over my head thank to St. Raymond’s Society.

- Brooklyn

The support St. Raymond’s gave me was more than I could ever have asked for

- Rita

These people genuinely care about the women and their children, and all they want to do is see you thrive. It’s not just a place to sleep every night.

- Alex

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.

- Amber

St. Raymond’s have been just a great support because being a single struggling mother is not easy. I can’t thank the staff and organization enough for all they have done.

- Brooklyn

I was very honest with St. Raymond’s about my past. And the fact that they were still willing to help me and didn’t judge me was phenomenal.

- Alex

St. Raymond’s allows me the opportunity to provide my daughter a safe home free of financial stress while I strive to meet my own goals.

- Amber

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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.

Amber

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.

Latasha

These people genuinely care about the women and their children, and all they want to do is see you thrive. It’s not just a place to sleep every night.

Alex

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.

Janey