Dionna223x300Rockford MELD was very instrumental in making me who I am today.  MELD Young Parent Support groups helped me prepare for the birth of my son when I was 17. The other young moms & MELD group leaders were a huge support as I experienced motherhood at a young age.

MELD provide me and my son DeAngelo with housing at the MELD shelter and then an apartment in the MELD Transitional Living Program. I learned administrative skills and earned money by working in the office through the MELD Employment Assistance Program.  Due to everything I learned from the support of MELD Programs and staff, I was able to move into my very own apartment and graduate from college.  Today I am a proud mother of my son – a freshman in college, a homeowner and the owner of a $100,000 Avon Business.  I thank God for bringing me to Rockford MELD.

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