(KMOV) – “Almost Home” is a local charity that helps homeless teenage mothers and their children. The charity has helped more than 1,500 young mothers and their children since 1993.
“They are not homeless in a traditional sense,” Rhonda Gray, Almost Home Executive Director, said. “They are not living on the riverfront or cardboard boxes, but they are very much under the radar because they move from house to house to house.”
Girls, some as young as 12-years-old, come to “Almost Home,” located on St. Vincent Avenue in midtown St. Louis, because many of them were thrown out of the house by their parents.
Each mother gets their own room and there is also a cafeteria and play area for the children onsite.
“My plan is getting my GED and I want to be a CNA,” Ariel Cole, an 18-year-old mother of three, said. “When I get my CNA license, I can work three months and move out.”
The clients can move across the street from “Almost Home” to low-income apartments once they complete the two-year program.
The program includes therapy once a week and monthly group sessions.
Please call (314) 771-4663 if you are interested in volunteering or have questions.