UMOM provides a hand up for single women, like Jacklyn, who are experiencing homelessness.
Jacklyn’s story begins as a teenager. When her parents suddenly died, she and her sister went to live with her grandparents, where they received nurturing care. Jacklyn was a great student and a great kid until the passing of her grandparents. That’s when the downward spiral began. Jacklyn dropped out of college and became addicted to alcohol, then drugs. After years of this lifestyle and an overdose, she finally had enough and wanted change. Jacklyn turned herself in for existing warrants, spent a month in jail, then went to rehab for three months. Finally, she ended up at Halle, UMOM’s women’s shelter.
While at Halle, Jacklyn worked hard to find a job and worked even harder to save money. It wasn’t long before she was able to move into her own apartment. As her life began to come together, she rekindled an old relationship from high school and married soon after.
“Today, I’m doing great and love being a mom and a wife. I am very thankful to the staff at Halle. They encouraged, pushed, and motivated me. I will forever remember them and their help in changing my life.”
By supporting UMOM’s Halle Women’s Center, women like Jacklyn know that they have a safe place to sleep every night and all the support they need to get their life back on track.