Mothers On The Move (MOMs)
The Mothers on the Move (MOMs) program provides opportunities for low-income families to continue their education and achieve English proficiency while their children receive high quality early care and education at one of our four centers throughout Buncombe County.
Comprehensive, intensive one-on-one support and case management to parents motivated to increase their education and employment status.
At Verner, our mission has always included support for the families of the nearly 300 children enrolled in our programs. We feel that providing opportunities to increase their education levels and their English fluency are crucial in supporting these families.
The MOMs program offers the ability of families to increase their language and education skills, while their children receive high quality care and education. This enables them to focus on their learning and gain the necessary skills to return to the workforce, increase their income levels and break the cycle of poverty.
The MOMs program is much more. We encourage families to volunteer their time to other worthy causes such as Toys for Tots, MANNA Food Bank and the Steadfast House to name a few. This helps them to increase their self-esteem, understanding that we can all help one another - we all have skills and talents. We also offer beauty days, physical health days, parent tips and often have guest speakers present at our meetings. We provided weekly Wednesday meeting times as well as one-on-one and nightly socials.
Participants set goals, enroll in classes and apply for financial aid.
Participants in the MOMS program also hold small fundraisers to help fund the program. For example, they made face scrubs, and have chocolate covered strawberry sales. These activities also help to build support and cohesiveness among the group.
To learn more about this program, please contact Whitney at (828)-450-7503 or via email at WRea@verneremail.org
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Impact and Success
Since 2009, we have
- served 145 families
- 56 participants have graduated from the program of their choice
- 58 participants successfully completed at least one semester of college degree-seeking courses