It costs an average of $10,000 every month to provide a safe, stable home environment for the moms at Fontebella. The cost is high, the reward is greater. Your financial support of Fontebella is truly a generational investment, as you not only help these moms, but their little ones as well.
Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate all of the good things in our lives – and perhaps to simply be grateful for lessons we learned from the difficult seasons. Many of us will spend the day with family and friends, others may grieve loved ones lost this year. We all have unique stories and the way we celebrate each year reflects that. The same holds true for our moms at Fontebella.
Women come to Fontebella for a variety of reasons. Poverty, abuse and homelessness often color their story. But some have recently lost their parents or grandparents and have no support system. Others were kicked out of their homes for being pregnant. At Fontebella, we do not judge their reasons for needing a safe place to stay – we simply celebrate the fact that each one has chosen life for her unborn child. Our mission is to not simply provide them a safe home environment, but to help transform their lives in a way that empowers each one to become a healthy, strong mom who can provide for her little one.
We become the shoulder they lean on, the stepping stool to reach for their dreams, a soft place to land, and also a springboard to independence. Each mom is held accountable to pursuing work or an education (and sometimes both!) during her stay at Fontebella. We help each one get to doctor appointments, learn healthy lifestyle habits and understand that God has a plan for her and her child. These women have the chance to heal while they stay at Fontebella, exploring their deep-rooted scars and short-term obstacles with a trained counselor.
This Thanksgiving, we know how grateful each mom is for the opportunity for a second chance. You can see it in their eyes when they bring their little ones “home” for the first time. Because of YOUR support, they can start fresh.
2 Corinthians 5:17 promises that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…the old has gone! We cling to this every day as our moms bravely push through adversity. Would you pray for grace and strength for each one of them today?
Please consider Fontebella on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, and donate to help us keep our doors open to a community who desperately needs it.
Make a secure online donation here: https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/fontebella