PENRITH mother-of-three Emily Crawford sought the help of Mission Australia just before the birth of her first child seven years ago.
The 25-year-old now helps run their program for young parents and is looking at forging a career in the community service industry.
"Mission Australia has helped me a great deal," she said.
"I've become a better, stronger and more confident person and I've improved my skills in looking after my kids.
"A lot of young mums don't. There's a young parents program and it would be great to get new people come into the centre and have them experience what I've experienced over the last seven years."