Young, pregnant, and no place to call home, a single mother came to the YWCA in Minot. She had moved from a different state, leaving three young children with family members to look for work to better her family’s life. At 8 months pregnant she made a short-term home for herself in one of the family rooms available here at our shelter. She gave birth to the cutest baby, and they both returned to the shelter. After she brought the baby to the YWCA, she continued her job with the help of daycare through a friend and got approved for housing. The YWCA helped with deposit assistance, furniture, and other household goods, and she was able to move into her own two bedroom apartment.
She is looking forward to getting her GED, is signed up to get a CNA license, and on top of all that…….she is traveling home and bringing her children back with her to Minot! This young woman is such a go-getter with positivity that radiates through her. As the Director, I will miss seeing her, talking with her, and seeing the little one, wide-eyed and ready for the day. The YWCA wishes her the best of luck on the road to success that she, herself, has paved!