Hi! My name is Crystal Fedeli, the Founder of You Made a Way.
We are a 501c(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to help prospective and current single moms struggling to afford basic necessities and who lack a support system get on the road to becoming financially free.
Did you know that the research tells us that an overwhelming amount of women are faced with the choice of being pregnant and alone, condemning themself and their unborn child to a life of poverty and a lack of support or to end the life of their child inside them?
To make matters worse, the research tells us that their fear is right because an overwhelming amount of women faced with this choice who have their baby are struggling to afford their most basic necessities.
To me, this does not seem like a fair choice or valuing life at all.
This was my story, with my first child I found myself pregnant and alone.
I chose my baby despite knowing we were facing a life of poverty and lack of a support system because I had faith that God would provide all of our needs.
We did face really hard times though. When my infant daughter was just shy of 2 months old we were homeless in the dead of winter of 2018. We were also food insecure and there were times I didn’t eat to make sure she always had enough formula. To make matters worse, the day after we became homeless the engine in my car blew and more.
No governmental or nonprofit would help us until she was about 5 months of age.
Eventually we made it and I went on to found You Made a Way to help prospective and current single moms still financially struggling!
If you would like to see how you can partner with our work, we definitely need you! Please click here to see how we can partner. We look forward to connecting with you!
And if you are a single mom in need of our help, click here.
If you would like to see how you can partner with our work, we definitely need you! We cannot do the work we do without amazing community partners like you. See some ways below and if you have any other ideas, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us, we are open to anything!
SUPPORT SINGLE MOMS THROUGH YOUR BUSINESS
We partner with a 3rd party credit card processing company that allows a small percentage of the processing fees to go toward our work with single moms. It may even save your business money too!!!
SUPPORT SINGLE MOMS THROUGH GENEROSITY
We could not help single moms like we do without your generosity. We are so grateful for gifts of any amount, either one-time or reoccurring.
HOW DO YOU WANT TO HELP SINGLE MOMS?
We are always looking to partner with those who have a specific way they want to help single moms struggling to afford basic necessities. Just let us know how and we’ll partner with you to do it!