VIDEO: Jeremiah Program Expansion with Sisters of St. Francis

July 31, 2019 11:14 AM

(ABC 6 News)-- The Jeremiah Program started in the Twin Cities as a way to get single mothers out of poverty and into the better living situation. It has expanded since then and a groundbreaking was held on Monday to continue its mission. 

A few people were at the expansion to give an insight on what makes this program what it is today.

Minnesota Housing Commissioner Jennifer Ho joined in on the groundbreaking and spoke on what Jeremiah Program is doing is extraordinary.

When the head of the Olmsted County Housing and Human Services Department heart the founder speak about the Jeremiah Program and how it was an incredible success, he joined in on the multi-million dollar initiative. 

Also showing support, the sisters at Assisi Heights don't make the news very often but they are an integral part of the Jeremiah Program. They commit to specific causes and lead by grace, humility and kindness, the sisters again are making monumental differences.

Monday's groundbreaking, for all intents and purposes, was to celebrate what is to come. When construction is complete, the area will be a campus, of sorts with a 40-unit complex for women with young children. One of them, Julia has a one-year-old little girl named Evelyn, who sat with ABC 6 News as her mom told us how much brighter her future looks because of it.


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