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, Zenobia 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 an LPN so she could be present in the life of […]

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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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