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New mom Rashunda and baby Zarriyah


“It was a bad situation ….”

That is how Rashunda describes what led her to Jessie’s Place.  It must be hard to leave your home, especially when you’re expecting a new baby.  But she felt she could no longer stay where she was.

Rashunda now prefers to focus on today, and everything she has to be grateful for: “Jessie’s Place helped me obtain a safe, Christian home, where we wouldn’t have to worry about things.”

Now, she’s a new mom …

Rashunda gave birth to a sweet baby girl while she was staying with us.  Volunteers hosted a shower for her and decorated our dining hall at Jessie’s Place and even brought a cake.  Your donations helped us to provide Rashunda with necessary baby items including onesies, bottles and more.

Rashunda also credits Jessie’s Place with “helping me learn the Christian way to raise my child.”  She has grown spiritually since being with us and says “I read my Bible more now and I’m getting closer to God.”

We asked Rashunda if she had anything to say to other moms who might be in similar situations and she replied, “Jessie’s Place can provide you with a safe place to live while teaching you about God.  They can also teach you important job skills that you’ll need to get a job.”

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