| Dec 23, 2015
Happy Holidays from The Family Place
Today, we have 96 women & children at our Safe Campus and 2 men in hotels.
On behalf of all of them, we thank you for giving them
a safe place to be this holiday season.
Below is a letter written by a client of The Family Place.
Her words show how you make a difference.
Dear Friend of The Family Place,
They say it takes someone outside the box to point out what you don’t see in yourself. This is me outside your box today, sharing what I see in you. You have given generously by faith, without actually witnessing firsthand what your donation, funding and sponsorship have accomplished. You fight for those who are too weak to fight for themselves. You clothe, feed and shelter children and women who finally have obtained the courage to say, “no more.” I thank you for being just that for many women like me.
I made the call, and came to the shelter with only the clothes on my back and a backpack for each child. If it were not for you, I would probably have been killed. You provided classes that helped me learn how to be a mother to my children. You gave me time to myself in order to think what my next step would be. You gave my children joy and therapy because I was not in my right mind to heal them. You provided a roof over my head. You paid for my school so that I could feel confident and proud of myself and accomplished. You helped build my self esteem, allowing me to get a job without fear and anxiety. You fought back for me by providing legal assistance.
I am humbled and in your debt. You inspire me to give back and do for other women as you have done for me.
Please continue to give. There is so much to do and so many more like me to save.
Thank you for helping us make a difference in Maura's life.
Thank you for helping us continue to save lives.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and safe
holiday season from The Family Place!