In 2019, 67 families transitioned through our shelter. The change made in their lives
lasts well beyond their time with us.
Victoria had been abandoned by her husband and was left with two small children, no money, no home. She is now doing great, has kept in touch, and was the speaker at our volunteer appreciation event in May this year. “I’m just so grateful that someone came up with such an idea (of the Mission),” Victoria added. “I just want to thank everyone involved with this place. It is really meeting peoples’ needs.”
Cindy first came to the mission in 2018. Now, two years after first coming to the mission, she is still doing amazing. Cindy is a regular Monday night volunteer with her daughter, and is giving back to the community. “The mission opened doors to us meeting new people, finding more resources, even us becoming closer,” said Cindy, smiling at her daughter. “We know that whatever happens, there is always hope, and there are always resources. This place in itself is a blessing.”
After giving up her son when he was born with drugs she had been taking in his system, Diane was able to be reunited with him a month after coming to the mission. She has transitioned to Hope Gardens, a 2-year transitional living program and is doing well.
In 2020 we will be rolling out a free community engagement workshop to help business, churches, and every interested community resident by providing insight into and resources about how to meaningfully respond to, engage, and care for those experiencing homelessness. Through this, and our other initiatives, we expect to see even more lives changes for good in 2020!