From the Director’s Desk: Precious time
Before opening our Day Center a year ago, we talked a lot about the national statistics and success stories. Today, we have our own success stories and our own statistics. Since opening, we’ve welcomed 17 families into the program. Of those families, five are in sustainable housing situations and four are still with us and working toward stable housing. We’re watching the model work! I remain in contact with a majority of the families living in their own homes and they are employing the skills learned while here to maintain their living situation. One mom even comes back to volunteer her time. All of our graduates recognize what a tremendous gift Family Promise of Genesee County is to them.
Families are motivated and encouraged by our network of more than 1,300 volunteers. Daily, they’re reminded they’re not alone on their journey back to stability, while recognizing that they are empowered to create a solid future. The hours spent meeting, planning and shopping in preparation for a host week all make a very direct and very real impact on our families’ lives. The time spent fellowshipping and volunteering to be at the host churches matters. It matters to our families and it matters to me and our board of directors. There is not one of us who isn’t touched by the gift of time. Precious time.
Daily smiles, laughter and genuine hope remind me why continuing our work is not only important but vital. We were blessed to have a successful first year and I am confident we will continue to grow and build our family success stories.
Thank you for the part you play in supporting Family Promise of Genesee County. I hope to see everyone at the gala to thank them personally! It’s February 21st. Call me for ticket information at (810) 234-9444.
Lindsay Moore Program Director
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FPGC Winter 2015