Shwonna's Story

Shwonna stayed awake while her kids slept.

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"I would never go to sleep..."

At sundown, Shwonna knew it was time. Driving around in her car, she would try to find a quiet, residential neighborhood.

When she found a good spot, she would park, pull out blankets and a pillow, and make a bed for her three kids in the back seat. After listening to their prayers, she would kiss each of her babies good night.

Then, as they slept, Shwonna would keep silent watch.

"I would never go to sleep," Shwonna says. "I was worried. I was stressed."

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In Los Angeles, many families, like Shwonna's, are sleeping in their cars. For many other families, the options have narrowed down to just one:  the streets.

Shwonna is why your support is so important right now. Moms and dads are doing all they can to give their kids a good life. But they need help to succeed.

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"Any parent wouldn't want their kids there."

When Shwonna saw Skid Row for the first time, she kept her kids close.

Shwonna says, "Just the way it looked...any parent wouldn't want their kids there."

As she walked through the doors of Union Rescue Mission, she knew she had taken the first step to a better life.

Please take a moment to watch Shwonna's story. You'll be inspired by this mom's journey to become the person and the parent she was always meant to be.

From counseling to parenting classes, to building life skills, Union Rescue Mission helps families experiencing homelessness, like Shwonna's, leave the streets for good. But without your support in the summer months, more families may have no other choice but to spend the night on Skid Row.

Please give now to help more people start on the path to a brand-new life. Your giving makes a lifesaving difference!

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DeadlineYour gift today will help rescue more people from the dangerous summer streets and offer hope for a new life. to give: June 30