Lisa, a single mother who has been a recent guest of our local Interfaith Hospitality Network, had this to say about the program:
I thank our Heavenly Father every day that there’s a network like Interfaith because I don’t know what would have happened to me and my daughter without it. When I came into the program, I was lost on how to make things work. I was trying so hard to be a good mother. As a single mom, I was really scared when we became homeless. I had a job, but not enough income to find a place to live with my child that was safe for both. I was living paycheck to paycheck, just scraping by. I went to find help, but at every turn I was told I didn’t qualify.
Finally, I got the chance to experience the Interfaith program. It was truly amazing. I learned so much and met so many great people who gave up their time to help my family with food, a place to sleep, and a shoulder to cry on. I thank every single volunteer who came into our lives with an open heart to share our struggles. I am now back on track, in school full-time, and I have a support system I didn’t have before. I’ve made great friends. I’ve learned that being organized is important to make my family happy and keep things together.
I will never forget what I’ve learned, especially this quote: “DO IT AFRAID.” I am going to do everything, even if I am afraid, because life will always be better afterwards.