This Mother’s Day, Give the Gift of Courage!
Please consider celebrating mothers and women everywhere with a gift to Courage Connection.
With your donation of $25 or more, we will send a Mother’s Day card to the women in your life who inspire you.
To ensure Mother’s Day cards are received by Mother’s Day, we appreciate if donations are received by May 5th. Get started by completing the Tribute information at the top of the donation page.
All types of donations are appreciated! If you do not wish to send a Mother’s Day card, go directly to Contact Information on the donation page to enter your information.
Monique never knew a life without abuse. After a childhood full of violence, the cycle of abusefollowed her into adulthood, “I saw abuse as a kid, so for me, that was love,” said Monique.After being raped and beaten to unconsciousness several times by her husband, she turned to Courage Connection for help. Monique arrived at Courage Connection with nothing but hope for a better life. Shortly after her arrival, Monique discovered she was pregnant. She was devoted to her unborn son, and to herself in a way that she had never been before.
Monique didn’t waste any time in rebuilding her life. She wanted her son to grow up knowing love instead of abuse, so she attended Courage Connection’s parenting classes. It was there that she learned the signs of abuse so she could avoid falling back into old behaviors.
Monique’s entire life was controlled by her ex-husband. Because he didn’t allow her to work outside the home, she had no job skills or work experience. Courage Connection helped Monique create a resume and learn interviewing skills. She began working at a local deli and was promoted to Shift Manager within only two weeks. Now, Monique is the General Manager of that very same deli.
Monique said, “When I thought about the future, I never thought I could live the life I wanted, but something inside me kept saying, “You can do this.” Because of Courage Connection, I have grown and learned to be a better mother.”
This Mother’s Day, please consider giving the gift of courage in celebration of mothers and women everywhere. With your gift of $25 or more, you can send a Mother’s Day card to the women in your life who inspire you.