We celebrate May with a tribute to the mothers of Saint Louise House. Over the past 20 years, 204 mothers have had the opportunity to transform their lives at Saint Louise House. While each story is different, every mother is strong, resilient, committed and determined. They have all taken the challenges of their lives and turned them into victories.
“We were staying at a residence hotel for some time, for months and months. I turned to Saint Louise House, and it just turned our life around. The benefits to my children are probably the most important thing to me.” Watch more of Theresa’s* story.
Saint Louise House families are all led by single mothers who manage to keep their families together with an average income of less than $1,000 a month when they enter.
Almost 80% have experienced domestic violence and found a way to get out and get help.
Gina and her children spent years without stable housing, staying in shelters, hotels, and with friends and co-workers. They had moved around so much that her son had attended 13 schools by the ninth grade. Read more of her story.
Over 40% have experienced homelessness multiple times, but they never give up on themselves or each other.
Every mother remained in monthly contact with Saint Louise House, in many cases for over a year, to maintain their position on our waiting list, even while experiencing homelessness.
These are just a few of the incredible mothers of Saint Louise House. We are honored and humbled to have the opportunity to play a role in their amazing stories.
*all names changed to protect the privacy of Saint Louise House families.