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in her words

I am a single mother of a twelve year girl.  I work as direct care staff and I am taking online courses with Colorado Technology University.  I have just received my Associates degree in Science of Business Administration.  I have been through many trials in my life.  I was in an abusive marriage, I lost a child and my husband blamed me for her death.  Read more



in her words

How I heard about Woman’s Co-op is when I was in the homeless shelter.  Even when I was in jail I found out my sister was involved in the Co-op.  Why I joined the Co-op was to be able to complete my goals that I wanted to accomplish.  I wanted to be able to know more women in my community and to help them. Read more

Marilyn Ashley

My daughter Ginger joined the Woman’s Co-op in 2008.  Before joining she carried around a lot of anger toward her son’s father.  Read more


In her words  

I have been coming to the Woman’s Co-op for almost two years.  When I joined I had just lost my job of five years and was in desperate need of help.  I needed employment, housing, and most of all just support through the most depressing time of my life.  Read more


In her words

The summer of 2009, my husband at the time and I moved from Martin to Battle Creek and bought what should have been considered a fixer-upper house.  We fought all summer with code compliance.  Part of the stimulus plan states that for every 30 houses a city tears down, they get 8 million dollars.  We’d fix things and the inspector would show up and find something else wrong.  Read more

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