With all the challenges 2020 has presented our world, we have found what seems an unusual amount of grace with our program. With all the things that could have gone wrong, it seems we have been spared so far. Yet, there is a keen sense of urgency and vigilance to continue on our path, not only for the success of the men presently served by The Way Home but for those who will need a program like ours in the (likely very near) future.
With that, our work certainly does not come without challenges. I am beyond proud of the work our Executive Director, Paul Clements, has done to support The Way Home's men and keep them successful. It is no small feat to see seven men out of homelessness for nearly a full year (so far). And our Board continues to strive together to see the organization's success, even as we face our own individual challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This update will remain short - we're grateful for the support we receive from our community through prayer, donations, and simple words of encouragement. Thank you for your commitment to our little organization, and always feel free to reach out with questions.
Board President of The Way Home
Fellow advocates and supporters,
Thank you for your continued support through the covid-19 crisis. As a quick update, our men continue to do well in our program despite the challenges of 2020. Your generosity has been instrumental in maintaining morale in the house and inspiring hope in the lives of those we serve.
One of our residents expressed the difficulty of a layoff, but he feels blessed to be in a safe place while he looks for another job.
We have seen an addiction overcome, financial situations improved, and perspectives changed all because a network of people are taking the time to help complete strangers in their time of need. You are a blessing to the men we serve as well as their families and the community at large. Thank you.
“The Way Home” is not just a housing program; it is a community of people fighting to make a change in the way society views and handles the issue of homelessness. You are a part of that community, and we could not be more grateful.
Please continue to pray for us as we navigate such a difficult year. Our greatest concern is the looming eviction crisis and how we might be able to play a role to address it.
The Way Home
To our valued community,
Seven *formerly* unhoused men have had secure housing for the past five months as a result of your support and prayers. Thank you. 2019 was a year of reflection, planning, and transition for our organization, and we would not be where we are without the support of our community - without your support.
While we have much to celebrate, the current global crisis bears on all of our minds daily. It has affected us and the men whom we serve in various ways. Lost work, financial pressures, tense grocery trips, and more. We take this situation seriously, and we are doing all we can do protect the men we serve from the reach of the virus.
The Way Home remains committed, staffed, and financially poised to accomplish our mission. This would be impossible without your continued support. We are beyond grateful for those who prioritize our mission and make such a profound and lasting impact in the lives of the men who have found their way home.
We also understand that now may be a difficult time for you to increase or renew your support. For those who are able, please know that your support goes even further than usual to help protect this vulnerable community.
Please click here to see a detailed list of our needs and how you can get involved.
We want to once again voice our appreciation that you have stayed invested in The Way Home, and the men that we serve. We are excited for what is coming, and while this is a tumultuous time, we are so thankful for where we are.
Board President of The Way Home