We offered our daughter the opportunity to go back to college. The change we saw was dramatic, as if a weight had been lifted. She now had HOPE for both her and her daughter's future.
That dramatic change really impacted me. I kept thinking that there had to be other single moms who felt the same way, had the same needs and some probably had parents who wouldn't, or couldn't financially help.
God pursued me to help single moms. He wanted us to do for other women what we had done for our daughter!! And so began a journey almost three years ago on how we could do that.
How did we come up with the name Chia and Friends? Ashley was dubbed Chia by her aunt, who said she looked like a "Chia Pet" as her hair was growing in.
Our daughter graduated from Eastern Kentucky University Class of 2016 from the Honor's program, Psi Chi honors society, and Tau Sigma honors society with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology on December 17, 2016, Chia's 5th birthday!!!
In March, 2018, the Board of Directors voted to change the name to Hope for Single Moms. What started out as a desire to increase daycare availability turned into a much more comprehensive plan to help single moms and their children thrive.
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