Jylisa was pregnant and experiencing homelessness when she moved into her apartment at New Moms’ Transformation Center. She was immediately paired with a personal coach who helped her prepare for the birth of her baby. Coaches at New Moms are allies of resilient families, supporting young moms with resources they need to navigate parenthood, adolescence, and achieve their goals for the future.
In January, Jylisa gave birth to her daughter Ja’nylahh after an emergency C-section. After recovering, her coach helped enroll her in our Job Training program. New Moms’ fully paid, 16-week Job Training program blends classroom and on-the-job training at our social enterprise candle company, Bright Endeavors. Our team creates positive environments of learning and employment practice for young moms. Jylisa began as a production assistant in March and was promoted to team lead because of her leadership skills. Jylisa also graduated on time from high school during her time at New Moms and will be attending Malcom X College to pursue nursing.
“[New Moms] gave me a boost of confidence.” Jylisa said. “It’s like you’re working for them, but they’re also working for you. They value your opinion. They make sure you’re okay, physically and mentally.”
Jylisa’s story is a great example of what young families can accomplish when they have reliable support. Join New Moms in this essential work and support young moms as they build the foundations of well-being for their families and communities!