Swannanoa apartments offer hope to homeless women, children
Women and children in the Swannanoa area are getting hope and stability thanks to the Hope for Tomorrow campus.
It consists of 10 one-bedroom and two two-bedroom apartments for homeless women and their children. The apartments are fully furnished and are complete with a washer and dryer.
Program director Cheryl Wilson said the women who participate in this program come from different backgrounds and walk of life.
"When we interview each of the moms, they are all so amazing, and all have goals that are unattainable to them because they are couch-surfing or have been evicted," Wilson said.
The women sign a one-year contract. During that year, they participate in life skills and financial management courses, along with self-esteem classes.
"When they come, in they finally have hope and a stable place to live and a place to call home and work on those goals," Wilson said.
The children are also provided with tutors and schools supplies. A classroom building located on campus allows them to have a place to study and learn.
Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry started the program after it saw an increase in women and children in their homeless shelter.
To find out more on Swannanoa Valley Christian Ministry, click here.