RALEIGH, N.C. — After facing homelessness herself, a woman is looking to open a transitional house for pregnant homeless women.
Jasmine Galloway, a mother of four, was homeless from December 2015 until June 2016. She slept in the trunk of her car parked in her job’s parking deck. While she saved up money to move her family to Wake Forest, her children were staying with a friend of hers.
Now, reunited with her kids, she has started the nonprofit organization Jasmine’s Smart House.
“What we’re going to offer is a home for pregnant homeless women,” Galloway said. “I wanted to give these girls hope and a reason to keep going and live because at one point in my life, I felt as though it was over, and I wanted to end my life, but then again, I saw fit that I was needed out here.”
Galloway says the women will be able to stay in the house for one to two years. She plans to offer educational resources, as well as support for the new mothers.
Galloway is working on getting her first home in Raleigh to host up to three women, and plans to eventually have homes across the state.