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With support from MOM, a family connects to its new community
28 Oct

With support from MOM, a family connects to its new community

Luis and Alejandra left behind an unstable economic and political situation in Venezuela with dreams of a better life for their 8-year-old daughter and the baby they were soon expecting. Connecting with MOM brought stability to their housing situation and a place of their own to bring home their new child.

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When all was lost, help from MOM makes a difference
27 Oct

When all was lost, help from MOM makes a difference

Terri’s life was in a downward spiral in the months following the death of her husband from a seizure. Not long after, her car was totaled when she was involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Things got even worse when she was robbed after withdrawing money from an ATM near her home. Following this unimaginable run of bad luck, Terri moved to Middleton from Illinois. That’s when Terri says her life changed, thanks to MOM.

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Support from her community means a mother can dream for her son’s future
26 Oct

Support from her community means a mother can dream for her son’s future

Akilah was living on a tight budget with dreams for a better future when a car accident left her injured and without a way to get to work. After lost wages and medical bills sabotaged her finances, she fell several months behind on rent for the apartment she shares with her young son. The prospect of being evicted loomed large and Akilah couldn't find a path forward to solid ground. When she most needed support, her community was there for her.

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MOM’s financial assistance fills the gap when a fixed income falls short
26 Oct

MOM’s financial assistance fills the gap when a fixed income falls short

Janet wasn't behind on rent when she reached out to MOM for financial assistance, but her fixed income was barely keeping up with the rest of her bills after her husband died.

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Why I Support: Kevin Hunnicutt
25 Oct

Why I Support: Kevin Hunnicutt

I started with MOM this summer after I volunteered with Second Harvest at the Alliant Energy Center during the pandemic. I volunteer in the food pantry – I greet guests, answer questions and stock shelves. Every day is going to be different. As long as I’m able, I enjoy helping people in need – it’s fulfilling to be able to do that. I appreciate how our team is a mix of experienced volunteers and newcomers because we help each other. It’s an opportunity to meet people who have a common interest that you have, which is to help.

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Welcome, Jenny!
21 Oct

Welcome, Jenny!

MOM is pleased to introduce our new Communications Manager, Jenny Price.

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Thank You for Supporting Housing Stability!
20 Oct

Thank You for Supporting Housing Stability!

We’re grateful to those of you who acted to support families in our Connections program by purchasing from our Amazon wish list.

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Welcome, Peggy!
19 Oct

Welcome, Peggy!

MOM is pleased to introduce our new Donor Relations Officer, Peggy Halloran.

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MOM Program Supports Stability for Kids and Families
18 Oct

MOM Program Supports Stability for Kids and Families

MOM is working with families in our community to ensure kids can stay in their same schools.

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Welcome, Megan!
18 Oct

Welcome, Megan!

Megan Ernsteen is a Food Security Manager for MOM.

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