NOV 10 - Imagine having to sleep outside tonight... "Tom" can...he's been sleeping outside for days. What stood between him and a county shelter was a bus pass...a little piece of paper priced under $3...yet invaluable. Thank you donors for allowing us be here to remove yet another barrier.
OCT 24 - We've had some powerful conversations over the last few weeks...stories of struggle...feelings of frustration and despair - yet, woven in were themes of determination, perseverance, and hope. As important as the financial support we provide are the relationships we build. Love and compassion have empowering effects on the human spirit.
AUG 31 - In January 2016 "Sara" was a shelter resident...we helped her get an ID, a resume, and a haircut to aid her job search. Since then she has gotten a job, found housing, and obtained some stability. In July she lost her roommate...and then she was facing eviction. We were able to prevent the eviction, and "Sara" has secured more affordable housing going forward.
AUG 1 - Earlier this year we put minutes on "Mary's" cell phone when she was living in a shelter. "You really helped me. It doesn't sound like much - less than $100 but it made a huge difference! I needed to talk to people to accomplish what I need to do. I'm a success story."
JUL 5 - Every week ACT in Faith partners with other local agencies. One common scenario is when their Case Managers have a housing plan in place for someone but the housing isn't available for a day, a fews days or a week. We assist with funding for brief hotel stays so the person/family doesn't remain or become homeless.
JUN 30 -Every week ACT in Faith partners with other local agencies. One common scenario is when their Case Managers have a housing plan in place for someone but the housing isn't available for a day, a fews days or a week. We assist with funding for brief hotel stays so the person/family doesn't remain or become homeless.
JUN 2 - Cell phone, bus tokens, work supplies...in the last 2 weeks we've provided to several people with these 3, much needed items. But equally as important, we provided a welcoming place for them to turn, compassionate listeners, and faith in their ability to forge their future. Thank you donors for making all of this possible.
May 5 - A NOTE WE RECEIVED TODAY - "I want to say thank you for helping my family when we needed a hand....We were in a hole that felt like we could not get out of. It was one of the hardest times to go through. From your help we were able to stay in our home and get back on track! I hope in the future we as a family can help someone in need."