It's Already Done... In 2021!!
Our Founder's Heart

Springtime Cheer H.O.M.E. Family!!

Speaking silently from the still walls of my two-toned yellow and white decorated room, are florally designed pictures that read: Dance, Dream, Sing, Love, Live, Peace, Joy, Serenity and Happiness.  I chose this particular décor to ignite positive energy all around me; and to stir up the gifts within me.  The Yellow Room has become a place of solitude—a refuge of sorts where I often come to pen messages, letters, thoughts and ideas that seem to creep up calmly from the crevice of my soul.  With sunflower decals smiling brightly to my left and sun-lit kisses sneaking through the blinds to warm me tenderly on the right, I’m reminded yet again of the gift to see another day that was not promised.   

It’s so easy to get caught-up in the mundane moments of life.  For The H.O.M.E. Team, this work includes: Loading and unloading furniture, gathering basic necessities, unpacking boxes, sorting linen, folding towels, waxing tables, polishing chairs, packing dishes, selecting décor, matching curtains, sanitizing sofas, organizing, arranging and so on.  While I’m certainly not complaining about this manual labor, I do recognize that without believing help is on the way, I would faint at the mere notion that no relief is in sight.  How many of us feel like we’re desperately waiting on something spectacular to happen in our lives?  Yes, we’re looking with expectation for the song and dance to eventually change from a regular routine rumba—to an exciting, fresh, free-style tango!  You see, this is what the spirit of hope looks like, never losing sight of the positive and powerful moments that infuses us with faith to see a prosperous tomorrow.

When we put faith, hope and love into our daily work and practice it will change the way we see contentment.  This requires no money, material things or worldly possessions to conceive it or achieve it—you need only to believe it!  Perhaps you should consider adopting a Yellow Room mentality where quiet moments speak louder than actual words.  A place of solitude and serenity where seeds are planted, watered and rooted in gratefulness every single day.  A newness that awakens us afresh with exhilaration that this could be the day our song is up next and our dance awaits!  It’s time to step into your very own Yellow Room of imagination and sing louder, dance longer, reach further, stretch higher, dive deeper and believe stronger than ever before!

Remember, God never promised us the gift of life each day, but a perfect plan for life tomorrow.  So no matter how many broken records, sad songs, or multi-colored downbeat rooms we’ve stepped into over the course of our past, God will never disown or discard us because Jesus loves us.  He will always see value in our ability to hope, dream, love, sing, and of course—dance!

As always… lovingly and graciously yours,


Carolyn A. Watson


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Pearl of the Quarter

Floridian native, Ms. Julia Benton, spent most of her adolescent and teen years growing up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands.  After struggling to overcome a life challenged with drug addition, in and out of rehab, and even a five-year prison sentence, she is rising up and ready to accomplish great things.  It was a consistent flow of trouble that landed her in Georgia where she was ordered to face federal probation charges, serve time incarcerated, and enroll into a rehabilitation program for her addiction.  During this time, Julia’s mother was granted guardianship over her three children who today are ages 7, 11 and 13.  Because of numerous relapses, Julia and her mother’s relationship remained strained over the years.

While in rehab, Julia met and eventually married her husband, who was also an addict.  This relationship soon turned physically abusive as she recalls one of her worse incidents. “One time we got into it and he burst my eardrum.  There was another time when I was pregnant; he choked me until I was unconscious.”  After giving birth to her sweet and precious 14-month-old daughter, Ivy-Rain, who was born with drugs in her system and weighed a little over 4lbs., she knew she had to change her life.  This premature infant fought to survive in the hospital for two weeks.  Julia was forced to give up temporary custody while she, herself, fought with all her might to get clean and stay sober for good.   

Julia finally left her abusive husband, was accepted into a domestic violence shelter and received the resources needed to obtain an apartment. 
“I’ve been clean ever since, Julia stated.  I regained custody of my daughter; my DFACS and federal probation cases are closed; and I’ve been working to reestablish my relationships with my mother and children.” We here at H.O.M.E. support and applaud Julia in her efforts to change her life for the better.  She is well respected on her job and has received two promotions in a short period of time.  “I had a housing voucher but had no furniture—I was only making $9.75 per hour and didn’t have enough to get furniture, so the residential manager gave me the application for H.O.M.E.”   

When asked how it feels to now have furniture in her apartment, Julia replied, “It’s a big deal… it feels like peace, serenity, comfort and a home to relax and sleep; my daughter has everything she needs.”  Indeed, we are proud of this strong and courageous 37-year-old mother and wish her all the very best that God has in store.  We believe there are many positive doors waiting to open, so we encourage her to keep looking forward.  In closing, Julia expressed this heartfelt message to her three older children, “We are not our mistakes; everything in life is a journey and our past mistakes don’t define us.  I want them to know that I love and think about them every single day.”

On Behalf of
The H.O.M.E. Team

Julia Benton
for Being Our Pearl of the Quarter

Virtual Voyage 2 Victory 2021!
Calling runners and walkers from around the globe…
Let’s get ready for A “Virtual” Long Walk H.O.M.E.!! 

We invite you, your family, friends and co-workers to run/walk to support our mission.  In your neighborhood, on a walking path, or even on a treadmill—wherever you are, join us and make a difference!  

Deadline for Registration is June 1, 2021 to receive your ALWH 5K packet by mail.

The countdown is on to A Long Walk H.O.M.E. 
All Aboard!!


Register Now!!

H.O.M.E. @TaxSeason

Many families have been hit hard over the past 12 months, especially mothers raising children alone.  So, here’s a great opportunity to pay-it-forward!  If you have yet to file your 2020 tax return we kindly ask you to consider a gift to H.O.M.E.  When H&R Block prepares your return you can support Helping Oppressed Mother’s Endure, Inc. with an automatic $20 contribution to our nonprofit from H&R Block!  Simply visit any H&R Block location, present your taxes, and mention Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure, Inc. (40010001086375). It’s just that easy!

What a great way to contribute today!  Time is running out… so hurry to H&R Block!!

Community Matters!!

What better way to say ‘I Love You’ than with diamonds, pearls, gold and silver?  Thanks to Kendra Scott’s exquisite line of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, charms, engraved and customized fine jewelry you can purchase lovely and affordable gifts just in time for Mother’s Day!   We are absolutely thrilled that the team of Kendra Scott has chosen H.O.M.E. as their nonprofit to partner with in support of our courageous and deserving mothers.  With your purchase from their sophisticated and sleek line of memorable gift items, you will also give hope to moms who truly need a reason to smile this Mother’s Day.  When you buy jewelry for your mom, wife or someone you love, you’ll also share the love with H.O.M.E. and the mothers we serve!  Kendra Scott will donate 20% to H.O.M.E. just because you care!  Purchase online April 30th - May 1st and enter the code GIVEBACK-1L6P or shop in-store at the Perimeter Mall location on April 30th between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00pm for H.O.M.E. to receive a the percentage of your purchase.

To learn more about Kendra Scott, her amazing products and services click the logo below. (Don't forget to enter our code April 30th - May 1st!)

No Other like a Mother…

“My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.”  ~ Michelle Obama

"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's."
Princess Diana


"Motherhood has a very humanizing effect. Everything gets reduced to essentials." ~ Meryl Streep

“Youth fades; love droops; the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happy Mother's Day From The H.O.M.E. Team!! 

H.O.M.E.’s Imprint
is making an Impact

While 2020 was a trying year due to a devastating world-wide pandemic, we are still so grateful to have made a tremendous impact in the fight against oppression and moving our moms towards progression.  Thanks to YOU our faithful donors, we were able to deliver furniture and basic necessities to: 46 Mothers and 114 Children; we distributed 100 beds; 41 Sofas; 36 Dinettes; 146 Chairs; 64 Dressers; 73 Lamps; 55 Coffee/End Tables; 126 Sleeping Pillows; 120 Pictures; 30 Appliances; and pounds of linen, towels, curtains and décor!  We still have much work to do in 2021, so contact us to donate your gently used items and let’s continue to make an impact one mother… one child… one truckload at a time!

There’s No Place Like H.O.M.E.!!

Remember H.O.M.E. at Checkout!

When is the last time you shopped at Kroger or online at Amazon Smile?  As you make your list and check it twice remember to think of H.O.M.E.!  Allow us to receive the benefits when you spend your dollars at Kroger and Amazon Smile.  Just by searching for Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure and entering our code you can donate a percentage of your spending to support a great cause!  

Thanks SO Much!

Come H.O.M.E. Friends….

“The harvest is plentiful… but the workers are few.” Matthew 9:27

Don’t have spare furniture? Consider helping with a gift of financial support of ANY amount.  All donations are tax deductible.  Together, let’s sew in love and give as we have been blessed to those less fortunate.  Here’s how:

  • Make a monthly contribution or a one-time financial gift of ANY amount
  • Donate new or gently used furniture and home décor
  • Purchase our featured item(s) of the quarter: Sleeping Pillows
It takes A Village to Raise a Child and
a Community of Givers to Help Single Mothers in Need

Have gently used furniture, home furnishings or small appliances you no longer need?  Contact us!!  We'll be happy to pick it up!

678-964-4328 ~

Donations are tax deductible!!

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