The desire to start AngelEyes Maternity Home came from my own life experiences. Growing up the ninth of ten children to a single mother and living in poverty I was shy, had very little self-esteem. I was pregnant by the time I reached the age of 17. I felt alone, frightened and ashamed. I had no idea what I was going to do. With no guidance or support I thought the only solution was to run away and hide.
After living off and on with other people I eventually became homeless sleeping in a hospital undergoing renovation for several weeks before I could move into a women’s home. This is the moment my life would be changed. Located in Lowell, Massachusetts this maternity home helped me to learn the skills I needed to become a better person and a good mother. I obtained my GED, earned a certificate in Secretarial and was awarded government assisted housing. The shelter helped to change my way of thinking, build self-confidence, helped me to set and achieve goals. Most importantly I developed an urge and desire to want more and more out of life. I continued to educate myself by obtaining additional certifications and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management increasing my ability to secure better jobs. Several years later I was paying my rent without government assistance, only three years after that I purchased my first home.
Years after leaving the home I went back as a volunteer then was hired on as an employee where I learned the operational side of the shelter. I am thankful for what this home provided to me, a safe place to live, healthy meals and the opportunity to learn the needed life and job skills to care for my daughter and myself. I am proof that these maternity homes and the programs they offer or needed and have inestimable value.
Previous located in Kansas City, MO; AngelEyes had collaborations with several organizations such as New Life Ministries, Spread the Word Kansas, Alliance for Life, Knights of Columbus, A Simple House, Start at Zero, Mother & Child Health Coalition, Faith Outreach, AARP Senior Employment Program and many others.
From 2017 - 2019 we provided services to pregnant teens working with just volunteers and employment programs.
AngelEyes Maternity Home will be located in Riverside County, CA. Our Pregnancy & Prenatal as well as our Career Development Program will be offered online nationwide.
Who We Are:
AngelEyes is a nonprofit organization that assist single teen moms currently in the foster care system with higher education attainment by providing shelter, educational programs, training, access to community resources and permanent housing support.
Our vision is that through the attainment of higher education and improved employability skills poverty among single teen moms can be eliminated.
We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9