Mama's House

Resident Stories

Real Life Stories, From Real Life Women

Nicole & Bella

My name is Nicole and I have good childhood memories full of friends and sports, with parents who worked hard. When my parents separated, they took turns caring for me, but in high school, I fell behind and it seemed impossible to catch up. I didn’t understand math and wanted to focus
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Vanessa & Avery

My name is Vanessa. As a young girl, I dreamed of being a good parent, having a family, a good job, and a home. But life was hard and by the age of 12 I was acting out at school and running away from home, even getting arrested and placed on probation!  I first became pregnant at age
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Jasmine & Clèmentine

Jasmine
Before Mama’s House, I was 18 years old, stubborn and the perfect example of a screw up. I had dropped out of school and was not working. I was going out with “so called” friends and experimenting with drugs to see how high I could get. Then I fell in love and became pregnant. This wa
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Lorraine

Lorraine
When I was a young girl, my dad was always in and out of prison. Mom worked hard to support my siblings and me, and I did well in school until the 8th grade when suddenly she didn’t seem to care that I was hanging out with friends after dark, or spending the night away. I found out sh
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Destiny & Eli

Destiny-Eli
Destiny’s Story In October 2013 while living in Victorville, I lost my job, my boyfriend lost his job, and my mom lost hers. It was quite stressful, I was tired and listless and by the end of the month thinking I might be pregnant. What if I was? What would I do? My life would d
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Heather & Jayden

Heather-Jayden
Heather’s Story Before Mama’s House, I was going about life very carelessly with no direction or plan for the future. My lifestyle included unprotected sex with my boyfriend and it wasn’t long before I knew something was not right. A visit to Planned Parenthood confirmed my preg
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