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Julie R.

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Review for Sparc Hope, Louisville, KY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Mom's Closet changed my life. When I discovered Mom's Closet I was just starting work on my dream to go to nursing school. I was at a time in my life when I felt as if it were me against the world. Being the single mother of 2 young children is a very hard situation. Without any support from their father I was finding myself falling further and further in debt. Many of the agencies that offered assistance to single mothers often made me feel as if I were a disgrace to the community because I couldn't afford to raise my children without help. By sheer accident I came across a brochure about Mom's Closet. I decided to see what help they might offer. On the day of my appointment I readied myself for the usual looks of disgust and tried to prepare myself for the shame I thought I would feel after leaving there. To my surprise, Sheila, Kim and the other workers there made me feel like I was in fact someone special. They reminded me that my focus to better my life for the sake of my children would be the driving force behind my success. They showed me that I was a good person and reminded me that it "takes a village to raise a child." I think above everything else, they reminded me that I am a child GOD that deserves happiness. That means more than anything to a person that is close to giving up. After I was accepted into their program, the support didn't stop at the door and was not just from a financial stand point. Many times I called Sheila and Kim just to hear a friendly word and to get the extra offer of encouragement that they always had for me. They helped me keep food in my children's tummies as I struggled through the long days and hours of nursing school. They provided a wonderful Christmas for my children and me and even took time to throw in little special events that gave me opportunities to do things with my kids I could never otherwise have afforded. Throughout my time in this program and even well after graduating nursing school, the ladies and gentleman of Mom's Closet remained a big part of my life. It has been over 4 years now since I graduated. I never hesitate to try and pass on the story of what Mom's Closet has done for me. No other organization could be more loving and GOD centered than the workers at Mom's Closet. These people dedicate their time and their hearts to show single mothers of Kentucky that GOD does indeed have a plan for them and they are not alone. Without them, I may have given up on my dreams of becoming a nurse. But thanks to them and to GOD above, I was able to find strength to push forward and become the nurse and mother that I am today. May GOD bless every person that walks through the door of Mom's Closet and all those who donate their time and money to see that this program continues.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have experienced the results of this organization in every aspect of my life from the relationship with my children to the way I view other people. I think the love this organization showed me, I am a better person today.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure they would never run out of resources to do the things they do there. I would help them expand and be able to grow into other communities.

Role:  Client Served & I received services while going through nursing school.