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Izzy’s Story – August, 2018
Izzy was removed from her mother due to domestic violence a little over one year ago. In the midst of tragedy, there was still a glimmer of good that this could be, if hard choices and changes were made. At first, her mother fought every step of the way. Making excuses, shifting blame. Then, something changed. She began to realize there was something larger at stake here than her ego. It was her daughter.
One evening at Ema Group she asked, “How did I get here? And how do I never come back?” Her Ema Group and her mentor committed to helping her reunify with her daughter, and getting Izzy home. They rallied around and supported her through this difficult season.
The Department of Children and Families monitored every detail of her life because reunification would be considered. But, Izzy’s mom jumped through every hoop and more. In January, Izzy was back home. By the grace of God and her mom’s willingness to change – their lives were different from the inside out. Izzy’s mom rid herself of all unhealthy and unstable ways. Her Ema Group continue to support as they adjust to their new normal. Izzy and her mom are no longer just surviving, but thriving.
Young moms are being impacted through Ema.
“Ema has become my family.” – Britney
“I’m so thankful for everyone who supports this ministry. I can’t explain in one sentence how it’s changed my life.” – Teria
“Ema has changed my life. I was around other girls going through the same thing who accepted me and. I got plugged in to my Ema Group and now we all are walking through raising our kids together. It means so much to me that my mentor was there for me – praying for me as a mom and checking to see how I’m doing. God used my pregnancy to really break me and now I can use my story to help others.” – Jenna
“Having the support through my Ema Group has made me a better person and mom. I don’t even recognize the person I was before I met these people. They really care for me and now I am able to really care for my kids” – Jordan
*names changed for privacy and confidentiality