Client Success Story: Jonah, Father of Eight

 Our Community Services for Families Case Manager Tessa recently shared the following:

“I worked with Jonah, a father of eight children, for almost a year. Unfortunately, the majority of this time he was experiencing homelessness.

From the beginning, however, he remained focused on meeting with me and ensuring his children’s safety, learning new parenting techniques, working, and looking at countless housing resources.

Then one day I received an unexpected call from him that I will never forget.

All he said was “Guess where I am?” I was at first puzzled but instantly overcome with joy once he shared more.

Jonah replied, “I’m home.” Those simple words filled my heart in ways I cannot describe. Jonah went on to complete parenting services with me successfully and was reunified with his children. This father finally found housing for himself and all his children, bunkbeds in every room, but their own place to sleep, live, and grow together as a family this holiday season and beyond.”

More parents wanting to provide love, resources and support to their children reach out to us every day. Calls often increase during the holiday season. Your gift today can help them.

Plus, I’m so grateful to share that our generous friends at The JEM Project have responded and partnered with us this Thanksgiving season to help local families and children – they will match your donation dollar for dollar up to $50,000.

That means your gift of $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500… You will help twice as many children and families like Jonah and his children. All gifts made via our secure giving link between now and Giving Tuesday November 30th at 11:59 PM will be doubled.

Please give now and make twice the impact for local children and families.

Thank you!

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