As we celebrate our country's independence this next week, we remember the strength and the sacrifices of those who fought for that freedom with grateful hearts. At Fellowship, we can't help but also think of the strength and sacrifices that moms like *Anna are making to fight for their own family's independence.
Before Fellowship Housing, Anna and her boys were living with her parents along with her sister and her sister's children and a family friend. The house was crowded and Anna was sharing a room with her two growing boys. With no idea how to budget and relational tension mounting in the home, Anna struggled with drugs and alcohol as the only way she knew to cope.
After hearing about Fellowship Housing from a close friend, Anna decided it was time for a change. She knew it would be tough, but was willing to make sacrifices and fight for a better future for her and her boys. At Fellowship Housing, Anna learned how to budget and save. She and her boys gained a stable home that gave them breathing room. And she sought help for her dependency on drugs and alcohol, learning new and healthy ways to cope.
Working harder than she ever had before, Anna was able to save $30,000 during her time in the program and was able to buy her own home when she graduated!
"For the first time in my life I can really live, be happy and enjoy what I have. I couldn't have done it without Fellowship Housing. They helped me each step of the way and I'm confident that I know how to mange it and can support my boys on my own now."
Fellowship Housing has 3 core values and independence is one of these. We are incredibly proud of moms like Anna who are accountable for their choices and are working hard to make better ones as they strive toward an independent future. Thank YOU for the sacrifices you make as well - The moms of Fellowship Housing would not be empowered to make theses brave changes for their families without your generous support.
Fellowship Housing's 3 Core Values
Christ-like Love: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Accountability: Being willing to answer for the outcomes resulting from your choices, behaviors, and actions.
Independence: Having the resources to be able to survive without outside assistance and free from outside control.