Teen mothers face tough odds, which make raising their children and getting ahead increasingly difficult. Sixty-seven percent will live in poverty, often homeless or in abusive situations. With focused assistance, teen moms can beat those odds with focused assistance from Hope House of Colorado.
Hope House of Colorado started as a residential program for teen moms who would otherwise be homeless, and has expanded to provide self-sufficiency programs including GED and mentoring programs, and early childhood education. Hope House also helps the young moms to find internships and job training, so they can find jobs that provide for a young family.
Lisa Steven, Founder and CEO of Hope House Colorado joins us to share how the program started, and evolved to have the capacity to meet the many needs of young mothers and their children. By empowering these young women with the skills and knowledge to help them break the cycle of poverty, Hope House is changing lives for the better.
Danielle Trujillo is a teen mom currently in the Hope House program, and will share her experience in the internship program, as well as her plans to complete her paralegal education and raise her daughter.
Also joining the conversation is Hope House Career Partner, Rebecca Kersting of CAP Logistics. Career Partners help by offering internships and work experience to Hope House moms, which get them started on a successful career path.
Please listen Saturday at 1:00 PM on 710 KNUS and learn about this important organization, and consider if your business can help as a Career Partner.
For more information on the Career Partner program, contact Hope House of Colorado.