Emily’s Story

Before I was introduced to the program at Rainbow Village, I was at a great low. I was 28 years old and a single mother of two children, a six year old daughter and four year old son. I had lived in Ohio for 11 years, where I met my ex-husband of 7 years, and moved to Georgia where all of my family lived. My ex-husband, whom I had not been with for two years, seemed to still be able to make my self-esteem and feelings of self-worth feel less than zero. I came to Georgia an emotional, mental and physical wreck! I still could not bring myself to forget all the mental, physical and emotional abuse I had gone through. Then, one day a friend of the family started to tell me about this wonderful program through Rainbow Village.

At first, I was a little weary and unsure, but something told me to make the call to Rainbow Village. I did call and was welcomed with open arms! The support I received on all fronts was overwhelming. While working through the program I began to feel like I was somebody and I could raise my children on my own. I learned, with guidance from my case manager, to create a budget. This is something I thought I would never be able to do. I actually had $300 extra each month that could go into my savings account. This enabled me to have so much more time, good fun time, to spend with my children.

Now, my self-esteem and self-worth is at an all time high! I know that anything that I really want to achieve, I can, even if I struggle sometimes. Being a single mom is hard, but with help from Rainbow Village it just doesn’t seem as hard as before.

I have learned that God works in mysterious ways and I believe there was a reason I went through all the trials and tests along the way. I found Rainbow Village and a whole community of wonderful, caring people through this program. I am very happy and thankful for everything Rainbow Village has done for me and my children. I am now working on paying off past debt and working towards buying a house. I see now that I have a new and fulfilling future ahead of me. Thank you Rainbow Village!