About MCRC

 

What We Do

Mom’s Closet Resource Center serves single moms who are struggling to make ends meet and who are willing to make the extra effort to help secure the future for themselves and their children. We are also a liaison between resources and services for single moms in our community. MCRC is not welfare or charity, but rather a hand up. Our goal is to uplift the Spiritual, Physical and Emotional needs of single moms. We want to empower single moms to seek a better quality of life through pursuing a higher education, allowing them to become self-supportive through a new career. We understand the road to the American Dream is often full of obstacles, ones we are trying to alleviate.

How We Began

Bob Cherry, Senior Pastor of Northeast Christian Church, challenged 100 members with what he called a Kingdom Assignment. The Kingdom Assignment in short: Take $100.00 and change the world. When Sheila Day received her challenge she ultimately felt that God was laying single mothers on her heart. Her first step was to send out 50 letters asking friends and family to match her $100.00. She wound up receiving $15,000 back. With that she rented her first space which would become Mom’s Closet Resource Center.

Since its humble beginnings in 2003 Mom’s Closet has changed and grown into a multi-faceted program. We are dedicated to helping single mothers break the cycle of poverty in their own families by encouraging them to engage in higher education. We at Mom’s Closet believe the only way to become independent is to strive for excellence through education.

To read more about our story and programs please see our informational booklet.