Congratulations to our client Miranda who will graduate with her Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Montgomery County Community College this spring. Miranda is currently student teaching kindergarten at Evans Elementary School in the Spring-Ford School District. After graduation, Miranda plans to complete her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education while her children, Brayden and Raelynn attend Mom’s House. We are proud of you Miranda!
Congratulations to Meghan Burgess for being awarded the Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award. Each year, Soroptimist International awards more than $1.5 million in education grants to more than 1,000 women, many of whom have overcome enormous obstacles including poverty, domestic violence and/or drug and alcohol abuse. Award recipients may use the cash award for their efforts to attain higher education.
The Soroptimist Club of Phoenixville has been a long time supporter of Mom’s House. Soroptimists are women at their best, working to help other women to be their best. As the leading women’s organization in our local area, Soroptimists unite through volunteer efforts to enable women and girls to live their dreams, take control of their lives and live according to their own values. The Phoenixville Chapter is headed by Dr. Karen Coldwell, President and Dr. Maria Schwab, Vice President.
Meghan is a student at Chestnut Hill College, studying Human Services. She hopes to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in December of 2014 and her Masters Degree in December of 2015. Pictured are Meghan Burgess and Dr. Karen Coldwell at the award ceremony at RiverCrest Golf Club. Thank you Soroptimists of Phoenixville and congratulations Meghan!
Katie and Nathan
I have been going to “Mom’s House” since 2006, off and back on, to continue my education. I have a three year old son and it hasn’t been an easy thing being a single mom.
From the beginning the staff at “Mom’s House” has been my saving grace. Everyone truly cares for you and your child. Nathan will probably be there until he goes to kindergarten.
It will be a very sad thing to leave a place I call a second home. But I hope to somehow still be involved with the program afterwards, as I consider it the most influential, kind, loving and beneficial programs out there.
Caitlyn and McKenzie
Mom’s House is a very special place to my daughter and I. To her, Mom’s House is such a fun place that she gets to go everyday..
She is always so excited to come to “school” every morning. Mom’s House is equally supportive of my education as well, making it possible for me to attend school and put my full focus on being as successful as I can possibly be.
The employees, volunteers and the moms all work together to form a support systems which is unique. Mom’s House has provided me with so much more then a safe place to take my child and I am thankful for the bonds my daughter and I have created there.
Bridget and Mackayla
Bridget and her daughter Mackayla came to Mom’s House in October 2007. Bridget was a student at Kathryn Gibbs majoring in Criminal Justice.
The staff at Mom’s House quickly formed a bond with both Mom and daughter. We looked forward to their arrival each day since they brought with them enthusiasm and pleasant dispositions that created a bright spot at the center.
Bridget was successful in her schooling and achieved Dean’s List several times. She managed to do this while, not only caring for Mackayla, but holding down a job at a local restaurant.
Following completion of her internship with the Domestic Violence Center of Montgomery County, Bridge received her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in June. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree at Rosemont College.