Our awesome project is ensuring that young mothers who access programs at Rose of Sharon Services for Young Mothers are able to safely get to us so that they can get the help they need. For a young mom and her baby who lack personal transportation, as is often the case, it’s very challenging to get to Rose of Sharon by herself: transportation is a huge barrier to accessing programs. Ensuring transportation for young moms may be expensive but it’s an essential key to removing barriers to the help mom and her baby so greatly needs. 23% of the young mothers we serve live in Newmarket (approximately 66 women). Nearly 100% of the prenatal and parenting women we support live below the Low Income Cut-Off and over 60% are living on less than $1,000 per month. Rose of Sharon is the only agency in York Region dedicated to providing counselling, education and parenting resources to prenatal and parenting young mothers and their families supporting their social, emotional and spiritual well being. It would be awesome to receive money to help ensure that our young mothers arrive at Rose of Sharon and access the life-changing programs and supports they so greatly need.
Funded by Newmarket, ON (June 2017)