“We just couldn’t have done it without you!”

– Joe, former resident


“Thank you for treating us like friends, not just homeless people.”
– Cara, former resident


“Family House provided opportunities we never thought were possible for us. We never thought about going to college. Having Owens Community College come in and talk about financial aid and education programs opened our eyes to possibilities we never imagined. Now both my husband and I are full time students! Thank you, Family House!”
– Jacqui, former resident


“Family House gave us the extra push need to get back on our feet after losing our jobs. We couldn’t have done it without you! If I know anyone in the same situation we were in, I would tell them to come to Family House, you guys are great!”
– Linda, former resident


Poem

Who Am I?

I am someone’s daughter, sister, aunt, granddaughter, mother, and wife.
I am someone who cries when I am happy.
I am someone who loves Christmas but enjoys giving presents more than getting them.
I am someone who always gives something to the stranger on the side of the road holding a sign that reads “Will work for food”.
I am someone who volunteers at a local food bank.
I am someone who has taught your children Sunday school.
I am someone who has passed you in the halls at our children’s school functions.
I am someone who has sat a pew behind you during church.
I am someone who has been married for 23 years and has two children.
I am someone who does not drink or do drugs.
I am someone who has stood behind you in line at the grocery store.
I am someone who has hosted a dinner for people who are hungry.
I am someone who goes to work and pretends nothing is wrong.
I am someone who gets down on my knees and prays to God.
I am someone whose faith has been tested.
I am someone who used to be your neighbor.
I am someone.
I could be anyone.
I could be you.
I am homeless.

 

“No one can really pull you up very high – you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet, you can climb mountains.” – Louis Brandeis