Lilly was nervous at first about coming to a homeless shelter. She did not know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. “Everyone was so welcoming and kind. They really are good people and have helped me a lot.” The Women’s Ministry shelter, Hope Place, feels more like a home than a shelter to most. “It’s so clean, quiet and peaceful here. I love relaxing on the patio outside. It’s been a great place to regroup. I feel safe here.”
Now Lilly has a job and is working towards finding permanent housing. In the meantime, she has caring, supportive people and a safe home at the Mission. It is a blessing for Lilly and others struggling with homelessness to know they are not alone or forgotten because there is help at the Mission.
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