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Helping Mothers Heal

Helping Mothers Heal is a gathering of mothers who have lost their sons and daughters to violence.  Not only a gathering, but a safe place to talk, to share, to be comforted by mothers who understand and are walking in the same shoes.  It’s a place of challenge where we are directed to “turn our pain into purpose”.

About Helping Mothers Heal:

Helping Mothers Heal is a gathering of mothers who have lost their sons and daughters to violence. Not only a gathering but a safe place to talk, to share, to be comforted by mothers who understand. It's a place of challenge where we are directed to turn our pain into purpose.

 

Most mothers view the death of a child as out of sequence and one of the greatest challenges to face. The emotional pain and adjustment to this tragedy is more difficult than any other family life-cycle transition. All of what we hoped for them is suddenly snatched from us. What they wanted to be when they grow up and career aspirations are washed away by a storm of bullets. How can we go on? Do we want to go on? What it takes to go on?

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In My Shoes

I am wearing a pair of shoes. They are ugly shoes. Uncomfortable shoes. I have my  shoes.  Each  day  I  wear  them,  and each day I wish I had another pair. Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I don’t think I can take another step. Yet I continue to wear them. I get funny looks wearing these  shoes.  They  are  looks of sympathy. I can tell in other’s eyes that they are glad these are my shoes and not theirs. They never talk about my shoes. To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable. To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them. But once you put them on, you can never take them off. I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.  There  are  many  pairs  in  this world.  Some  women  are  like  me  and ache daily as they try to walk in them. Some women have learned how to walk in them so that they don’t hurt quite as much. Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by before they think about how much they hurt. No woman deserves  these  shoes.  Yet,  because  of these  shoes  I  am  a  stronger  woman. These shoes have given me the strength to face anything. They made me who I am.

I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child . . .

 

~Author Unkown

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We believe individuals and families want to see change.

 

We believe education and training is key to offering hope.

 

We believe activating the new education and training will bring about change.

 

We value family life

 

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