June 13, 2014

We were able to assist a gentleman with significant hearing loss yesterday by paying the $125 application fee for him to apply for an, otherwise free, hearing aid. His wife said she is looking forward to being able to turn down the TV volume.

 

484-324-8492  212 S. High St. West Chester, PA 19382  contact@actinfaithgwc.org

Diary

JAN 8 - Busy week...unfortunately, poverty and hardship don't take time off for the holidays. This week YOUR support
- provided monthly personal & household items for over 30 shoppers
- helped a mom & 4 children avoid eviction
- helped a single, unemployed man avoid eviction, apply for a new job and get his phone working (so a new employer can reach him)
- helped a working shelter-resident keep her car (so she can keep working and save for her own place)
AND you allowed this little corner of West Chester to be a place to come for those who needed to be heard.

DEC 17 - THANK YOU DONORS...your support enables us to provide "gap services" that help people overcome such barriers and get back on the path to self-sufficiency. Whether it is supplying groceries that food stamps don’t cover, resume support, emergency financial assistance, or bus tokens to get to work, ACT in Faith provides support for those who have nowhere else to turn.

DEC 1 - Once again, 2 little tokens saved the day. For who? A young man, just released from a few days in Chester Co. Prison for a non-criminal violation who just wanted to "get home". Otherwise, he's homeless in West Chester...to the tune of about $45 per day in a shelter or worse yet, sleeping in the cold, rainy outdoors. Thank you Westminster Presbyterian for helping to fund our transportation support efforts in 2015!

Nov 24 - Yesterday - a referral from another org. - homeless woman stranded in W.C. (our shelter's are full so she's been sleeping in her car) - slashed tires and a battery in need of a charge. 

Today - our friends @ Dave's Automotive Repair to the rescue - charged battery - new tires - she's back on the road to shelter in Lancaster.Thank you Dave's for being an amazing community partner!

OCT 28 - In 2015....

  • Monthly cost of housing someone in our local shelter=$1,350
  • # of household evictions we have prevented=24
  • # of people who are no longer shelter residents because we were able to provide security deposit funding=14

The support we receive you that allows us to be the "hand up" for so many in our community...PRICELESS!

OCT 27 - As a 100% donor funded organization, we maintain the flexibility to provide "gap" services that go unaddressed by other government funded resources. Phone minutes, a PO Box, bus passes, a photo ID, work clothing...items that, the absence of which can totally derail someone on the road to self sustainability. Thank you to all of our donors for making it possible for us to help people, help themselves.

OCT 3 - 6pm on a cold, rainy Friday night. All the shelters are full and a woman reaches out for help ... she is alone and has no place to go. Through partnership, ACT in Faith and the WC Salvation Army worked to: get her sheltered for the weekend in a local hotel, and a plan to help her moving forward on Monday. Assisting the Community Together...

Sept 24 - "If ACT in Faith hadn't given me help (in 2013), I don't think I'd be in my apartment now...I'd have lost it." 
Suffering from permanent damage after a stroke, unable to work, and awaiting approval of disability benefits, this gentleman needed rental assistance. He didn't want to lose the home he'd lived in for 9 years. Two years later...he's still in the same home.

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