Homeless and pregnant is never the right combination. Very often women who are in this situation end up being unable to break the cycle of poverty and lead extremely difficult lives. The future of their newborns is also bleak due to the poor financial situation the mothers endure. But this doesn’t mean all is lost. With the right attitude, effort and support, homeless new mothers can find a way out – through better education! Here is the story of one such mom who went on to become a lecturer at Trinity College from being a homeless and pregnant teenager.
Laura Lynott shares the story of Katriona O’Sullivan, who was a pregnant teen who dropped out of school and became homeless. But her resilience made her take back what was rightfully hers – A Bright Future.
Here is the full article, please take a look and share it with those interested in the causes of the homeless. It is inspiring to see how education can change the lives of homeless new moms for the better. If you want to help such women to become self-reliant, please visit us Here and contribute for their education.
From homeless and expecting at 15 to a lecturer at Trinity College
By Laura Lynott
AGED just 15, Katriona O’Sullivan was pregnant and living in a squat – today she is a Trinity College lecturer in psychology and her son is living the dream as a professional soccer player.
Teenager Katriona dropped out of school, despite being academically bright, as she dealt with a crisis pregnancy, homelessness and isolation.
Despite an incredibly tough setback in life, the Blanchardstown woman, who is now married with two other children, battled on to achieve impressive success in life.
Credit : www.independent.ie
Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry headquartered in Marietta, GA. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing a safe place to live during pregnancy and by providing mothers with the tools they need to improve decision-making, to enhance employment options, and increase family income, to act responsibly as the head of their household, and to develop the self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.