Apr 25 - The "littlest" things can make a "HUGEST" difference. "Paula" is currently a shelter resident trying to get a fresh start. Employment, housing,and many other benefits all hung in the balance because she didn't have a photo ID or a copy of her birth certificate. Our donors support us, so we can be here to support the countless "Paulas" in our community. She left here today with a $20 check for PA Vital Records and a $30.50 check for PENNDOT...and the respective forms completed. Two little pieces of paper = HUGE barriers. As little as $50.50 = HUGE life-changing potential.
Mar 23 - It's all about working together...today we worked with St. Agnes Outreach Services and St. Vincent de Paul (SS Siman & Jude chapter) to help a man, going through a very rough personal situation, stay housed.
Mar 16 - "Mel" had been working hard to get his life back on track but living where there are no sidewalks, or a even footpath, getting where he needed to go and getting to ANY possible employment became a MAJOR barrier. We were able to get "Mel" a much-needed bike and now he's back on the road...in more ways than one.
Feb 5 - "I am so grateful for your help. You helped me when I needed it the most." Upon following up with "Anita" she expressed her gratitude for all that you, our supports have done.
Feb 1 - If you are living in a shelter, a cell phone is much more than a modern convenience...it’s a life line. For many shelter residents, ACT in Faith is the sole resource to keep them on the communication grid. In 2017, we provided phone support for 55 people — helping them stay in contact with potential employers, potential landlords, case workers, doctors etc.. As little as a $25 phone card can change a person’s life.
DEC 21 - "Emily's" life took an unexpected turn and she found herself with an empty oil tank and no money to fill it. 100 gallons of oil addressed her immediate need but we knew we needed to do more. Our staff helped identify other resources to help her reduce her bills and worked with her to create a budget that fits her new circumstances. Both received and grateful, "Emily" said she feels she can manage on her own going forward.
DEC 19 - We're NOT usually in the furniture business but when a donor calls to see if we know of anyone in need of living room and kitchen furnishings, followed by a call from a Vet in need of those exact things 2 hours later, you know its what we like to call "Divine Intervention"! Our donors provided a new beginning.
DEC 2 - Our volunteer just made a follow-up call to a woman we'd helped in 2015 while she was a shelter resident and again 6 months ago when she needed help with a security deposit. She went from a shelter, to staying with a friend, to stably housed on her own. Per our volunteer, "She genuinely sounds like she's going well and, with mindful spending, living affordabley". For less than $300 in total, our donors changed this woman's life.