527th Habitat Home Dedicated to Evansville Mother of Six

On Wednesday, Habitat for Humanity dedicated its 527th home to an Evansville mother and her six children.

Posted: Nov 25, 2020 3:04 PM

Habitat for Humanity of Evansville celebrated the completion of its 527th home on Wednesday by holding a dedication ceremony on Garvin Street where the home's located.

The home was dedicated to Doretha B and her six children through a ceremonial ribbon cutting and a blessing of the new Habitat Home.

Doretha is a hard-working mother of six, Aliviya (18), Andrea (12), Za’kye (6), Jaylen (3), Jakylen (3), and Zanieyah (1).

Aliviya is graduating from high school soon and plans to “break the cycle” by becoming a NICU nurse after college.

“We like to do a lot of things as a family,” Doretha explained. “We love to cook and do crafts and family projects around the house. Together, we even built our staircase rail.” Doretha graduated from Ivy Tech with a culinary degree and currently works at a nursing home.

Doretha has faced a lot of hardships in her life. She suffered a stroke at a young age due to complications from her second pregnancy and the passing of her mother. When talking about her kids, Doretha says, “They give me my strength and the hope I need to accomplish everything in my life.”

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