Alpha House helps homeless moms back on their feet

- That soon changed when she went to Alpha House. A place of refuge for single mothers with no place to stay.

Patricia Langford runs Alpha House.

"Our mission is providing safe housing and all the wrap around services so that our moms are self-sufficient and effective responsible parents," Patricia said.

"Its kind of like women building up other women or mothers building up other mothers," Yvette said.

Yvette has made great strides in the program. After getting her associate degree, she went to work full-time and is also A full-time student at the University of South Florida.

An organization is changing Bay area lives by offering refuge for single mothers with no place to stay.

Yvette Daniel and her 3-year-old daughter Autumn have fun playing together at home.

Three years ago, the 23-year-old moved to Tampa from North Carolina to live with her grandparents. Autumn was a  few weeks old and they where homeless.
 
"I never saw myself in that predicament, than again I never saw myself as a mother because, I was so young. I was only 20 years old. It was like what am I doing with a child when I can't take care of myself," Yvette said.

"Pretty much I was able to turn my life around," Yvette said.

She recently has gotten married.

Alpha House has impacted Yvette in ways she never thought possible.

"It caused me to realize that that is something that I want to do," Yvette said. "I have that passion to help other young women to succeed and get over that obstacle, that time in their life, where they feel the most vulnerable."

Changing lives of homeless, pregnant women and young mothers, by building up their self-esteem with love and care.

The Alpha House has been around for more than 30 years helping young homeless mothers. In April, they are having the Alpha challenge. A day full of fun activities for the family. For more information visit www.alphachallengetampa.org

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