Ruth's Story

The Power of a Helping Hand: Ruth’s Story

When Ruth, a mother of five, separated from her husband, she became the sole provider for her family. Each of her children were under the age of nine, and Ruth had to find a way to support them—as well as pay for rent and utilities—which put her under a lot of financial stress. Ruth was […]

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The Significance of Support: Rachel’s Story

Rachel, a teenager living in Los Angeles, was shocked to learn that she was pregnant at only 16. “I didn’t really think this would ever happen to me,” she said. “At one point, I was considering abortion because I wasn’t ready and thought I couldn’t be a good mom to my son. After a lot […]

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Jolie’s Story

A Helping Hand for the Classroom: Jolie’s Story

When six-year-old Jolie began first grade, her teachers noticed that she struggled with reading, math and homework. She quickly began to fall behind in her work and had difficulties keeping up with her classmates. Jolie eventually stopped finishing her assignments regularly and showed little interest in improving. Her teachers began to consider assigning her to […]

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Jennifer’s Story

Never Giving Up: Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer, a single mother of four, has seen more grief than most parents can bear. Among her four children, she has one son who was diagnosed with autism and a developmental disorder, a daughter who attempted suicide, and another son who suffered a brain injury after a car crash. As the sole provider for her […]

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Emerging Stronger After Tragedy: Dama’s Story

Despite an improving economy, poverty and homelessness rates continue to rise in single-mother households. To support these single mothers and struggling parents, INMED provides case managers to work with families who are on the brink of homelessness. These caring counselors provide knowledge, resources, and support for parents like Dama to stay in their homes and […]

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A Life Transformed: Coralia’s Story

Family support workers in INMED’s Healthy Families Loudoun program care deeply for the families they serve. Naturally, these support workers are filled with pride when a parent gains the knowledge, skills, and commitment to graduate from the program with strength and self-confidence. One of these family support workers shared the story of a 23-year-old Coralia […]

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Annie’s Story

Paying it Forward: Annie’s Story

Annie, a first-time mother, was working with a family support worker in INMED’s Healthy Families Loudoun program in order to gain valuable parenting skills. She became one of the most dedicated participants in the program, and was eager to share what she had been learning with others. She offered to babysit for Nora, also a […]

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Cultivating an Early Love of Learning: Alicia’s Story

While working with participants in the Healthy Families Loudoun program, INMED’s family support workers encourage parents to read to their children from the day they are born. Reading together not only promotes parent-child bonding and attachment—it also encourages an early love of reading among children and fosters optimal child development. Building a foundation for school […]

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Eduardo’s Story

A Family on the Edge Keeps Their Home: Eduardo’s Story

Supporting three sons can be stressful at times for single father Eduardo, especially since one of his children has significant developmental disabilities. Having no reliable means of transportation made it extremely difficult for Eduardo to maintain steady employment and take his son to medical and therapy appointments. Not knowing how to budget, he routinely overspent to […]

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Leila's Story

Home Sweet Home: Leila’s Story

As a single mother with two daughters, Leila had a lot on her plate. After coming to America from Liberia, Leila became a licensed practical nurse. Despite her steady work, Leila did not have health insurance. After experiencing a serious illness, she was left with overwhelming medical bills, and after struggling to pay her rent, […]

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