“I’m thankful for a home, I’m thankful for friends, I’m thankful for a family. I’m thankful to God, my Savior Jesus Christ, for walking with me every day,” she says.
A recent transplant from Kansas, Sarah was staying at another shelter until 2021 when she found a new place to call home. She worked hard applying for apartments and with the help of our case manager was able to find a place in a safe neighborhood with good access to public transportation and shopping.
Even after she was housed, Sarah found a way to come to our Honor Road program every Tuesday and Thursday. Last summer, Sarah completed Year One of the Honor Road Program. Her supporters, teachers, accountability partners, peers and church family came out to celebrate her achievement. In true Sarah spirit, she requested a Hawaiian luau theme.
An Honor Road program volunteer, Sandy (who works closely with women in the program), says it best when she stated, “Sarah has a way of brightening my day. Whether it’s breaking out in song, drawing artwork on the chalkboard or just a good hug.” Way to go, Sarah! We are proud of you!
The goal of Honor Road is to provide increased case management and to ensure an individual is ready for and can sustain housing. Some of the subjects covered are: discipleship, housekeeping, budgeting, self-care, building community and recovery from addiction and other destructive habits.
The ladies are challenged with setting goals, reading and completing assignments, nurturing community and meeting with coaches provided by John 3:16 Mission.