D.R.E.A.M. Life helps young, single mothers by pairing them up with another woman who can provide them with guidance and advice.
Dream Moms also learn from one another, building life-long relationships through support groups. They will be connected to resources for counseling, housing, education, employment, finances and childcare.
What Can You Do:
We are continuously recruiting mentors to pair with our Dream Moms to guide and assist them. To qualify to become a mentor, you must complete a written application, in-person interview, background investigation and two-hour training.
An ideal mentor is a woman over the age of 24 years old who has previous experience in mentoring or working with youth, compassionate, intelligent, strong-willed and reliable. Mentors must commit to one year of service to the organization.
Our Dream Teams offer opportunities to use your specific skills, talents and interest to help young, single mothers. Dream Teams include:
Jeff Frankenstein from the Newsboys took some time out from the very busy “God’s Not Dead” tour and joined Dr. Terry today. They talked about the latest news from the group, the inspiration behind “God’s Not Dead” and shared some encouraging words for anyone struggling to find their way.
Have you ever been through a situation in life that just did not make sense? Have different obstacles in your life ever made you feel confused and searching for answer? Well Leslie Haskin, author of “When Life Doesn’t Make Sense”, joined Dr. Terry to discuss how to overcome when life does not make sense.
Leslie Haskin, a 911 survivor, has penned other books and you can get more information at http://www.lesliehaskin.net/
You hear his music on the radio but today Dr. Terry gets to sit down and speak with Matthew West! For information on Matthew West check out his website http://www.matthewwest.com/ .
Michelle McKinney Hammond
Have you ever felt as if you were missing something in life? Perhaps there is a void you feel that pushes to want more out of life. 1 Timothy 6:6 says Godliness with contentment is great gain. Dr. Terry spoke with Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of “How To Be Happy Where You Are; Finding Fulfillment” to discuss how not being content with where God has us and what he’s given us can leave us frustrated, unhappy and on an unending pursuit of happiness that we will never find. For more information, check out Michelle’s website www.michellehammond.com
National Center for Children & Families
To create total, healthy living environments for vulnerable children, youth, and families, and the quality of life which empowers their ability to thrive and demonstrate responsibility.
We envision a society in which children, youth, and families live in sustained, supportive communities, which reinforce the integrity and unity of the family. The vision will be realized through:
- Connecting vulnerable children and families with communities that effectively promote the integration of physical, spiritual, economic, and emotional health.
- Empowering children and families to be self-sufficient, to give back, and to learn to help others in the process.
- Providing an array of services and supports, in collaboration with partners who share a similar vision and values, which engender personal growth for the individual, the family, and the community.
- Advocating for services which are proactive, community-based, preventive, quality, comprehensive, consistent, and address with respect for diversity, the current needs of the community, its children, youth, and families.
What Can You Do!
We Need School Supplies!
Last year, with your help, 17 youth in NCCF programs graduated from high school. Now they’re headed to colleges like Norfolk State, West Virginia University, UDC, Montgomery College, Prince George’s Community College, and Coppin State. Your support helped these youth beat the odds, and now we’re asking for your help again. NCCF needs 700 backpacks (grades K-12) filled with school supplies—everything from notebooks to graphing calculators. (Click here for the full list.) Please deliver your supplies to the John and Penny White Volunteer Training Center on our Bethesda campus before August 15. For more information, please contact Shanita Barnhill at 301-365-4480 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Volunteer
To learn about the many ways you can volunteer at NCCF click here.
To make a financial donation click here.
Make an In-kind Donation
Click here to learn more about the NCCF In-Kind Donation policy.