Mother's Day Social Media Challenge Celebrating and Honoring Moms
Have you been blessed with the unconditional love of a mom or empowered by the wisdom of a strong woman?
King’s Home serves a daily average of 87 preteen/teenage kids every day plus 40 women and moms with children fleeing domestic violence, homelessness, neglect, and abandonment. In most cases, our residents have never experienced the unconditional love of a mom or known a strong woman before they come to King’s Home.
The #moms4hope challenge is two-fold. First, to celebrate the importance of moms. Second, to raise funds to ensure King’s Home moms continue bringing hope, and healing to youth, women, and children in Alabama.
King's Home Moms
There are two kinds of King's Home Moms. The moms who courageously flee domestic violence with their children and the moms who dedicate their lives to loving abused kids. For over 46 years, King's Home has empowered abused youth, women, and children with hope.
Like any young bride, Tessie was filled with hopes and dreams about her future when she got married. She and her husband started their family and were quickly blessed with three children. Soon, however, Tessie realized that things would not turn out as she had hoped. Her husband had become increasingly abusive, and when she discovered that he was having an affair, she knew she had to find a way out.
Tessie and her children found themselves at King’s Home in Tuscaloosa. At the time all three children were under the age of five and they were able to seek refuge at King’s Home. Tessie quickly took advantage of all the resources available to her and her children at King’s Home. She wanted to rejuvenate herself, both as a woman and as a mother.
When Tessie first arrived at King’s Home she was without financial resources.
When she was first asked, “what type of job would you like to pursue?”, she found herself unsure of which direction to take. All she knew was that in high school she was good in math. King’s Home helped Tessie enroll at The University of Alabama and she excelled academically. Tessie was the first generation of any member of her family to attempt a college education. Not only did Tessie excel, but she also graduated from The University of Alabama with her B.S. and Masters in Accounting!!
Tessie and her children now live happy and successful in Tuscaloosa County. Tessie has a wonderful job and has been able to provide a home for her children. Tessie has been so empowered by the “hand-up” she received at King’s Home that she has emerged as a powerful spokeswoman for King’s Home.
Through prayer and community support, King’s Home has been able to help Tessie and her children during their time of need.
#moms4hope winners will be announced via King's Home's Facebook page @kingshomeal
*Mom's pick of Prodigal Pottery winners will receive one piece of pottery from Prodigal Pottery.