Grace is struggling with forgiveness. She is angry at herself, angry at her former landlord for a rent increase, angry about sleeping on cot in a shelter, and angry that without a birth certificate, she cannot qualify for housing. She struggles with who she is becoming because of homelessness.
I am bent because being homeless is changing me. There is no face because I cannot get a birth certificate, so I am no one.
There is no louder critic in our lives than our inner voice. For those moving back into housing, it can overwhelm and derail success.
When that voice becomes too much, it can result in a return to homelessness. That is why we are so grateful for the Ambassadors of the Extended Care program. Every month, over 300 home visits are conducted by volunteer Ambassadors. They bring a food box, but give a priceless gift of grace and hope to hurting seniors.
The Ambassadors are trusted advocates who help with the transition to housing with all the responsibilities that accompany that life. They are the go-to when a medical procedure requires more than an Lyft, providing a friend before and after to ease the fear of the unknown.
Forgiveness and grace transform lives.