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Women of Courage

 

As an outreach ministry for Family Life Services, Women of Courage seeks to offer healing opportunities and life skills development to single moms and their children. For over 20 years this ministry has provided a supportive community of mentors and peers to those coping with overwhelming challenges. Women of Courage provides for basic needs as well as offering mentoring, spiritual teachings and discipline, an “extended” family environment, referral services, and regular monthly meetings for both moms and kids.

 

Applying to be a Women of Courage Partner

If you think Women of Courage may be a good program for you, please apply by first calling us to connect with our Outreach Director. Becoming a part of Women of Courage provides you with a rich network of experienced mentors and supportive friendships. Assistance programs may also be available to you, providing everything from basic groceries, community referrals and holiday support for your family.

Women of Courage attend monthly meetings where they can share insights and successes with a group of women in similar situations. During each meeting, moms are encouraged to bring their children to attend Courageous Kids, a ministry serving the needs of the children of the Women of Courage. Classes are provided for children ranging from nursery school to high school.

Purpose Statement:

As an outreach of Family Life Services, Women of Courage partners with working,  low-income single-mom families to help them grow spiritually, develop life skills and achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Who Qualifies?

In order to qualify, Women of Courage participants must be:

  • A mom who is the independent head of the household.
  • A mom who lives alone and is the legal guardian of a relative’s child.
  • A mom who does not have legal custody of her child, but is regularly involved in the child’s life.

Women of Courage benefit from:

  • Monthly meetings offering fundamental life skills and scriptural truths, along with opportunities to engage in a community of moms in similar life situations
  • One-on-one mentoring designed to help with budgeting, relationships and spiritual growth
  • Guidance on setting personal goals and maintaining accountability
  • Crisis assistance for moms and kids
  • Referrals and networking with other service providers
  • Opportunities to celebrate the milestones and successes of each single-mom

Courageous Kids:

Courageous Kids meets during the monthly meetings. A ministry supporting the children of Women of Courage, Courageous Kids offers classes for all ages, nursery through high school.

What about Accountability?

Personal accountability is an essential part of each participant’s courageous journey toward healing and independence. Committed to supporting their efforts, Women of Courage invests time and resources in meeting the needs of single-mom’s who show their promise for success with their efforts to achieve it.

What our single-moms say about Women of Courage:

“We are a family! Through this ministry, our spiritual needs are met. We are given tools to be successful. … We are equipped to meet each day with courage!” ~Amanda

“Women of Courage is important to me because it is a vessel of God’s unconditional love. It provides me with a sense of belonging and stresses the importance of living a godly lifestyle on a daily basis before our children.” ~Jennifer

“Raising a child alone can be overwhelming. The monthly meetings are like an oasis to me in this mountainous desert of child-rearing. … Sharing this with other moms re-energizes me, gives me hope, and reminds me of all God’s miracles.” ~Carolyn

“We are taught that we are not alone.…we are encouraged to support one another, to give as well as to receive.” ~Heather

“This ministry has been—and continues to be—a lifeline for single moms.” ~Melinda

Guiding Scripture for Women of Courage:

 “This book of the law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous and then you shall deal wisely and have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong, vigorous and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

~Joshua 1: 8-9

If you are interested in asking more questions about if you qualify for our Women of Courage Outreach you may contact us at:

Women of Courage

An Outreach of Family Life Services, Inc.
1880 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(719) 632-4661

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