Mother’s Day on Skid Row

Thursday, May 07, 2015 Written by 
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Skid Row is not a pretty place, it's filthy. Sad. Dangerous. Heartbreaking. Destructive. It is an area of the city dominated by flop houses, welfare hotels, drug dealing and crime. That's why the Fred Jordan Mission, in the heart of downtown L.A.’s Skid Row, exists--to give a spark of hope to those who have lost their way. 


On Mother’s Day, May 10, Mission volunteers will honor those who have brought us into this world, but have fallen on hard times.  Mother’s Day is traditionally a day women everywhere receive flowers.  Unfortunately, many homeless mothers have more thorns in their lives than roses.  This mother's day there are many homeless mothers in need of tender loving care.  And, once again the Fred Jordan Mission is coming to the rescue.  Homeless moms will be treated to a full day of pampering that will include a beautiful rose for each woman.  In addition, each woman will also receive a gift bag with soaps, shampoos and other personal hygiene or beauty products, a family food bag, diapers and baby items.


Life on the street takes its toll on a woman’s personal appearance and self-esteem.  Volunteers will be on hand to provide women with much needed makeovers to lift their spirits and give them hope.  Professional stylists, manicurists, skin care and make-up artists will donate their time to provide top service to these special mothers on Skid Row.


While lifting spirits is important, there are many homeless mothers who are also greatly in need of nourishment. So after being pampered in style, all the moms and their children will receive a nourishing lunch.  For many mothers, mother's day is just another day of misery on the streets. But the Fred Jordan Mission is helping to change that by making mother's day truly something to celebrate—a day when no mother will be forgotten.


The Fred Jordan Mission is dedicated to feeding the hungry.


  • Healing the hurting.
  • Serving the homeless.
  • Loving the unloved.


The Fred Jordan Mission helps the poor 365 days a year through the generosity of caring friends like you.  To volunteer or make a tax-deductible donation, call (626) 915-1981 or visit



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