Two friends have formed a 'sisterhood' and bought a home to raise their children together to combat the pressures faced by single mothers.
Holly Harper and Herrin Hopper have purchased the four-unit home in Washington DC to create a support system for the three children between them. They hope to rent out the remaining units to other single parents and build an interdependent co-housing community.
They call the new home "Siren House" - a mythological half-bird half-woman creature who is a symbol of female empowerment.
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