About Us
Board Members 

 Tyra Hodge

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 Kelvin Cox, Sr.

Pastor/Founder of Word of Life
& Carrying Our Xross

Sonya Prince William Hodge



The original model of Mothers Raising Children Alone, or MRCA, was a group called Ester that was held in a Texas church where Tyra Hodge attended. This group provided women with a safe, comfortable environment to share concerns and stories, seek guidance and provide inspiration with other women. Ms. Hodge was given the support needed to get her life back on track. Inspired by her experience with the group, Ester group was renamed Mothers Raising Children Alone (MRCA) in 2004 and incorporated in 2009. MRCA is based on the knowledge that God has a strategic plan for the lives of all of His children and offers guidance to single, teen, stressed parents looking to build a better life for themselves and their families. MRCA is now being called Parenting Connections.


 What we offer:





 Parenting Classes

 GED Tutorials

 Support Groups
Interview Skills Classes



Board Members:

Tyra Hodge, MRCA Founder, was a homeless mother when God intervened, delivering her spiritually and providing the means for her to attend college. She used her opportunity as a means to change her life. Tyra now holds a Masters degree in Education and is currently working on her Doctoral degree. Currently Ms. Hodge is an educator specializing with at-risk students.She is a published author of Wounded Daughter Diary, a book about the love of our heavenly father and true forgiveness. In addition to being a full time mom, wife, and educator Tyra Hodge is currently working on her next book.