Single Fathers First to Join New Program in Farmington

Oct 02, 2019 - In the News


Spf Farmington Robert

Robert and his nine-year-old daughter were living in a homeless shelter. Although Robert was a veteran and a professional chef, he was unable to work. He became a stay-at-home dad – with no home.

When he heard about the PCHAS Single Parent Family Program in Farmington, Missouri, the disabled veteran applied. The program provides struggling single parents and their children with housing, emotional support and services that build self-sufficiency. Robert was accepted and moved into a small cottage just before his daughter started the new school year. 

Robert’s goals for the next year are to “become better with finances and an even better parent.” While his daughter is at school, he is learning about money management and other life skills. As time allows, he volunteers at the local senior center.

Spf Farmington Jeremy

Another single dad in the program is 39-year-old Jeremy. He is employed, building foundations for a construction company, and raising his 10-year-old son alone. They have quality time together “doing sports, fishing, anything outside.” After Jeremy lost his credit rating, his debts made it difficult to take care of basic, practical needs.

This fall he is pursuing a commercial driving license and re-establishing his credit record. “I want to stand on my own two feet,” he says. “My goal is to be better with money, give my son a stable life and show him how to stay on his own feet when he’s an adult.” 

The Single Parent Family Program enrolls women and men who are single parents. It is not an emergency shelter and only accepts clients through an application, interview and assessment process. For further information call 800-888-1904 or contact us.

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