Foundation House Ministries is looking to build a community of women speakers to share their story of hope and inspiration to mothers in their program. The nonprofit provides financial, emotional, and physical support to mothers or pregnant women who struggle with addiction, homelessness, and joblessness.
The speaker events are one-hour, with 18-minute slots allotted to each presenter to share their path to success. Interested applicants are asked to register online at https://moms.events.
The speaker events at Foundation House Ministries are a vital resource to the mothers in the program. The nonprofit’s executive director, Suzanne Burns, says that a lot of the women come into the program feeling inadequate, but she says if those mothers are able to see examples of professionals overcoming an obstacle then that will inspire the mothers to succeed.
“We need you to share your story of hope and inspiration and hopefully it will light a fire in our moms to realize that they can do this too; that it’s not just for someone else, but it is for her as well,” said Ms. Burns.
The speaker program is part of the 10-week training course that all mothers are required to complete before graduation, with 95 percent of clients graduating with stable housing and employment.
Mothers like Kiyonna are grateful for the resources. “I really don’t have friends or knowledge of being a mother and I don’t have many resources being that I’m not from here, but this program has given me a sense that I’m going to be okay,” said Kiyonna.
Founded in 2012, Foundation House Ministries gives mothers and children in crisis hope for a new life. Roughly 70 percent of clients arrive with no GED or high school diploma and most of them have little or no job experience. Foundation House Ministries prepares its clients for permanent jobs and housing through education and trauma-informed care.
Foundation House Ministries is also looking for volunteers to help with various job duties including baby-sitting, meal prep, cleaning, transportation, and property maintenance. To apply to be a volunteer, sign up online at www.foundationhouseministries.org.