Shepherd's VILLAGE UNIVERSITY

a faith-based interactive learning center 

Does the word normal come to mind when you think of doing the job of single parenting? Probably not. I mean, who would think it’s normal to raise two children alone, work full time, cook, clean, and pay all the bills by yourself? I don’t know about you, but if that’s what normal is do […]

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Hope Lives Here

April 26, 2018

The numbers are staggering. 52% of head of households in America are headed by a single parent. 84% of those homes are led by single moms. How many broken families in Pinellas County suffer in silence and have lost hope?Behind every door at Shepherd’s Village there is a story of women and their children who […]

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Ever since her divorce in 2006, it had been a dream of Nilsa’s to own her own home. Like most single parents, her journey included many moves. Financially challenged with debt from a divorce, she was limited to the places she and her three children could live. Many of the places she called home included […]

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Like most women,  Zenboia arrived at Shepherd’s Village in one of the darkest moments in her life. As a single mom, she felt broken, lonely, and fearful of the future. At Shepherd’s Village she found triumph in the tragedy. She worked nights as a LPN so she could be present in the life of her […]

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This Wasn’t The Plan

April 25, 2018

Divorce, difficulty, and desperation – this wasn’t a part of the plan when I said, I do.In sickness in health. I do. For richer or poorer. I do. For better or worse. I do. Till separation do us part. I don’t. Hopeless and hurt. I don’t. Financially devastated and a life of loneliness. I don’t […]

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