“I am the one”, it reminds me of a phrase that we often hear from those we serve at House of Friendship – “I never thought I would be the one!” I never thought I, or my loved one, would be the one needing food, shelter or help with other basic needs.
Emily started falling behind in school after issues at home led to her moving out. “Just getting to school was a challenge on its own,” she says. “I would get the bare minimum done and I missed so many assignments.”
Mike had been living on the street when he first started visiting a drop-in program funded by United Way. But he continued to participate even after he found housing. “This place has become my community and my family,” says Mike.