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In Boulder, pregnant moms grateful to escape homelessness and start fresh

Mother House program for expectant mothers victimized by trauma has been a safe haven

By Alex Burness

Staff Writer

POSTED:   11/23/2016 07:29:33 PM MST 

Jazzmen, 27, talks with her son, Nikko, 9, while he plays a game on the computer at her sister's house on Wednesday in Frederick. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)Jazzmen, 27, talks with her son, Nikko,9, while he plays a game on the computer at her sister’s house on Wednesday in Frederick.

Last Thanksgiving, Jazzmen was living in a halfway house, attempting a comeback from years of drug addiction, domestic violence and the brink of homelessness.

"Things got bad," said Jazzmen, 27, who asked to be identified only by her first name. "I didn't know how to cope."

Already a mother of two, Jazzmen became pregnant early this year, and her probation officer referred her to Mother House, a Boulder nonprofit that provides shelter to expecting mothers who are survivors of trauma.

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