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The House of Plight, which provides a refuge for single mothers and their children, opened its doors to the public in a housewarming celebration on March 20, 2010.
The program is an extension of Commissioned II Love (C2L) Outreach Ministries and Discipleship Centers Inc., a nondenominational outreach ministry and nonprofit.
Startup funding for The House of Plight came from college students at Consumnes River College in Sacramento, Savannah State University in Georgia, and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Tallahassee, where C2L has campus ministry divisions.
"The vision came from our pastor, Lardina King, who has a real heart for single mothers" said marketing and public relations director Erin Rawls. "We wrote grants, looked for donations and found help from a church in Savannah. As college students, we gave what we could."
C2L's mission statement says that The House of Plight believes that "single mothers and their children can succeed from various hardships in life through accountability and encouragement, life-skill training and love based on the premise of family."
In addition to shelter, The House of Plight offers a multitude of services that connect mothers with adult education, and programs on parenting, finances, buying a home, employment, and mental and social health.
The House of Plight welcomes public involvement, including donations, volunteers and sponsors. People are encouraged to donate items such as lamps, plants, bedding and dishes.
The House of Plight is located at 1301 Sebastian Way.