Singer Jenni Rivera visiting the families of La Posada
The goal of the holistic La Posada program is for every mother to improve her financial, emotional, and physical well-being so she can achieve good health, financial independence and family stability. . A case manager meets with each mother on a regular basis to help her establish goals, stay on track and get assistance as needed to realize her dreams. This ongoing support. By providing a safe and clean environment and raising the expectations of the mothers, La Posada makes a difference in the lives and dreams of two generations.
La Posada truly produces some remarkable outcomes. Typically, over half the women receive their high school diplomas, while a significant number enroll in higher education programs. The majority of the women increase their family income within one year of becoming a resident.
When the young mothers transition out of La Posada they are ready for the next step and eager to tackle the challenge of Gaining Knowledge.
Single Mom Gains Hope
“I had to think of my daughter because I didn’t want her to see her father hurting me,” said 24-year-old Maria Rodriguez. Maria moved to La Posada with her 4-year-old daughter Melanie last year to escape increasingly violent abuse from Melanie’s father.
Despite a harsh beginning and being forced to quit school at age 16 to help her family pay medical bills, Maria is an optimist and known for her kindness and the words of encouragement she offers other single moms living at La Posada. NEW opened La Posada in 1995 as a place of refuge, healing and personal growth for single moms like Maria. La Posada has helped over 5,000 young mothers gain skills needed to stabilize their lives and then transition to permanent housing.
Maria’s days are now more joyful and she is completing GED courses and providing Melanie with a strong and supportive learning environment. Maria dreams of becoming a certified pre-school teacher. With La Posada’s help, she is already experiencing her dreams by volunteering at a local Head Start program. “The La Posada staff is always there to help me advance, they really help mothers and their kids.”
Help NEW support young mothers and their children in their efforts to create a better life.