Stories

Read the stories of the brave women we serve at Dream Centers Mary’s Home and the Dream Centers Women’s Clinic. We hope you find these stories as inspiring as we do!

HEROES FOR CHRISTMAS

HEROES FOR CHRISTMAS

This Christmas season, Dream Centers was able to provide a Christmas Shoppe for families at Mary's Home and the Women's Clinic. Thank you to all of the donors and volunteers who made this event possible! “This is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced!” exclaimed a...

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A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE

For many of the families at Mary's Home, Christmas at Mary's Home may be the first time in a long time they have a place to call their own and make Christmas memories together. This is a story from the perspective of one of the children at Mary's Home. My mom and I...

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SURPRISED BY EXCEPTIONAL CARE

SURPRISED BY EXCEPTIONAL CARE

This is a story from one of the women we serve at the Women's Clinic. Nine months ago, I moved to Colorado Springs hoping for a change. I thought I could get a better job and have better opportunities to support my children and grandchildren. Sadly, that hasn’t been...

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A NEW DREAM

A NEW DREAM

I love to cook! My “recipe to brag about” has always been homemade macaroni-and-cheese. But making a home cooked meal is the first thing to go when you’re on the streets or living in a day-to-day crisis. My name is Davina. My five-year-old daughter, Mercedes, and I...

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GRADUATING WITH COURAGE

GRADUATING WITH COURAGE

A story of one of the strong women we serve: A year ago, I walked through the door of Mary’s Home — broken, lost, exhausted. I never thought I would be here, waiting to walk into my first graduation ceremony, surrounded by other Mary’s Home graduates lined up in caps...

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THE START OF SOMETHING NEW

THE START OF SOMETHING NEW

A story of one of the strong women we serve: “Mom? What’s for dinner?” His childish toothless grin made my heart flutter. “I’m not sure, Sam! Let me see what we have!” He scurried away to his new room to continue playing with the brand new toys he received upon our...

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FACING CANCER, FINDING HOPE

FACING CANCER, FINDING HOPE

A story of one of the strong women we serve: I was almost ten when my mother told me we all have choices. It had been months of very apparent symptoms running rampant in my body. I knew I was sick but was paralyzed with being unsure of what I could do. Where does a...

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A COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE

A COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE

A story of one of the strong women we serve: It’s raining outside as I scurry up the steps of the bright yellow bus. Drenched, I use my shirt to wipe the water from my brow. I hear my name growing from something faint into something loud. “Tara!” My eyes squint and...

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DISCOVERING STABILITY

DISCOVERING STABILITY

A story of one of the strong women we serve: Nothing is random for believers in Jesus, so it’s no coincidence that Mary ended up at Mary’s Home with her four-year-old son, Cash. Mary at 19 had never known stability. She had grown up fatherless with a mom who was in...

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A KITCHEN OF MY OWN

A KITCHEN OF MY OWN

I love to cook! My “recipe to brag about” has always been homemade macaroni-and-cheese. But making a home cooked meal is the first thing to go when you’re on the streets or living in a day-to-day crisis. My name is Davina. My five-year-old daughter, Mercedes, and I...

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TURNED AWAY BY EVERY DOCTOR…

TURNED AWAY BY EVERY DOCTOR…

A story of a brave woman who was a patient at the Women’s Clinic: As far as I can remember the consequences of my life ran ahead of the dignity of my humanity due to the poor choices made by other people and in turn the poor choices made by myself. I had come up...

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LOVE THAT OVERCOMES GRIEF

LOVE THAT OVERCOMES GRIEF

A story of one of the strong women we serve: I had always believed that I couldn’t carry the weight of the world. There I sat waiting for the doctor’s weighty results. I patted my stomach and took a deep breath. Years ago when I was a child my mother endured...

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PREGNANT. HOMELESS. ALONE.

PREGNANT. HOMELESS. ALONE.

A story of one of the strong women we serve: 2:15am. I stared at the clock remembering the moment I decided to run away from your father. You were born the same time I left him. Life from so much death. I sat up from the bed in the hospital and stared at your tiny...

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Dream Centers occasionally shares stories reflective of the real life experiences of women and families we have served. Please know that all names have been changed and descriptive life events edited to protect all actual parties involved. Dream Centers is unable to regulate outside subsequent commentary on or distribution of those stories. We value every woman and family we serve and are committed to doing everything possible to protect their privacy.