The Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries received funding from the Staples Foundation to support its Teen Mothers program.
The grant, which was awarded earlier this winter, will help support continued program operations, as well as help continue the provision of services that our teen mothers and their children receive.
DRMM’s Teen Mothers program aims to provide quality transitional housing for teen mothers (pre- or post-natal) from ages 14-19 years old. Additionally, DRMM provides quality education services to ensure each teen receives, at minimum, a high school degree or G.E.D. certificate, as well as life skills workshops to provide each teen with the resources and materials to obtain employment within 90 days, quality staff to assist each teen with pre-natal and post-natal care, childcare, counseling, case management and guidance, support to assist each teen with budgeting and personal finance, and a safe and nurturing environment for each teen and their baby(ies).
The grant from the Staples Foundation was provided to DRMM as part of its 2 Million & Change program – a program supported by the Staples Foundation, which is designed to give $2 million per year to non-profit organizations that support the Foundation’s mission and are nominated by Staples associates.
DRMM is very excited for this new partnership, and is incredibly thankful for the Staples Foundation!