Zayra & Alexa's Story

Pregnant Teen Becomes Homeowner

Zayra was just 17 and own her own with a brand new baby girl, living with extended family in their already overcrowded apartment.  She had dropped out of school and had no way to break the cycle of poverty that had defined her life so far. She knew she wated to provide a different life for herself and her daughter, she just needed the tools and support to get there. 

Zayra and Alexa found a safe place to live, earned her GED, completed parenting and healthy relationship classes, and graduated from her Residential Program.  Today, not only is Zayra self-sufficient -- she purchased her own home! She has created a beautiful life for her self and her daughter through the support of HomeAid and Hope House. 

HomeAid and Meritage Homes are currently building a Resource Center for Hope House to support teen moms.  This facility will provide training, support, and critical resources to more than 300 more teen moms like Zayra annually. 

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