Diamond from Detroit, MI

I'm a single, working mom. I need help with the initial payment for my car insurance.

I'm receiving a car through Vehicles For Change. I can't receive the car until I show proof of car insurance. I need help with the initial payment!


I am a participant of the Home-Based Head Start program through Matrix Human Services. I am a single mother of a son. I work full-time at Detroit Rescue Mission. I have some help with the baby but not a large support system and I have genuine concern regarding my well being.

My goals are to become completely self-sufficient, to give my son a better upbringing than I had, and to return back to school. I am very driven and I'm determined to raise my son in a stable environment.

I need help with obtaining the down payment for my car insurance. I was recently gifted a car through a program called Vehicles For Change. I am so grateful for Matrix and for this program! However, I can't receive the car until I show proof of car insurance.

Meeting this need will help me because I can't afford the down payment alone. It is very high because I've never owned a car, so I've never had car insurance before. Receiving your financial help will get me and my son one more step closer to stability! Anything that you can give will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!!!

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Validated by Laci-Blaine from Matrix Human Services (What does this mean?)

I have been familiar with Head Start Mom for about 6 months now. She is our most faithful parent in terms of keeping her appointments and attending various events. She is very committed to the betterment of herself and her son. Families have to be referred to the Vehicles For Change program and I feel that she is one of the most deserving families. I truly believe she is determined and can attest that any money given will be used with integrity.

About Laci-Blaine

My job title is PFCE Assistant Manager, Home-Based. I supervise Home-Based Parent Educators for Matrix Head Start. My work involves making sure all staff are implementing the Parents As Teachers Curriculum, the Transition to Success Model, and hosting bi-weekly Socializations for their families.… Read more