May 16, 2012
A good reminder that the many people struggling to support their children have often suffered a change in circumstances.
By: Maura Sirianni
The majority of individuals who are raising children alone, start out in committed relationships, and never expected to be single parents. 84% of single parents in America, are women. Andrea Rose was married for 2 years before she suddenly became a single parent. “At the time, my son was two and a half years old and my daughter was eighteen months. My husband worked while I stayed at home with our kids. We were living off of one paycheck when before I knew it, my husband left. Suddenly, he was gone and I had no income,” Rose says.
In 2007, a year before Rose’s struggles began, she volunteered her time as a mentor to a single homeless mother, through a program called Bridge of Hope. As a Bridge of Hope mentor, Rose became a friend and support system for the young mother.
For a year, Rose…
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