Extra-Ordinary Moms’ (EOM) is a recognition program for mothers dealing with homelessness. Its purpose is to inspire and motivate their self-worth through positive reinforcement, personal development and membership in a supportive community.
The EOM Program encourages determined mothers to feel proud of the progress they make each day to be the best mom they can be with the resources they have. The program supports their efforts by offering an opportunity to: learn from other women in a birthday party workshop, work with our advisory board, receive a personal self-care kit and attend a special tea recognizing their efforts in moving forward despite their circumstances.
The Extra-Ordinary Mom Program is in honor of Extra-Ordinary Birthdays Founder Schinnell Leake’s recognition as L’Oreal Paris 2015 National Women of Worth Honoree. The Women of Worth is inspired by the L'Oréal Paris belief that “ every woman is worth it" and honors the intrinsic beauty and worth of extraordinary everyday women.
As a founding board member of Extra-Ordinary Birthdays, Julie Butler was an integral part of our journey to care for some of the vulnerable in the world—children experiencing homelessness. As a woman and a mother, Julie was particularly attuned to the challenges that mothers who are experiencing homelessness face and supported the creation and development of our Extra-Ordinary Moms Program. The Julie Holben Butler Extra-Ordinary Mom Remembrance Fund was established in her honor to exemplify Julie’s resilient spirit by recognizing those Moms who have that same spirit.