Most of us take transportation for granted. But for the families in our housing programs, routine activities like going to work, taking kids to school or daycare, and grocery shopping can be a challenge, with no car—or a car in poor repair. Our resident C was no exception. She had a car when she arrived at Hope Gardens, but it needed repairs constantly and was a huge drain on her budget.
There’s a new family at Hope Gardens—just in time for their Christmas and New Year’s celebrations!
We’ve got another graduate this month! Congratulations to M, who was extremely motivated from the moment she entered our program. In just a few months with us, she secured a full-time position and located an affordable apartment. Her hard work paid off last week when she moved out of Hope
We’re partnering with Child and Family Focus to hold a series of workshops to support our Hope Gardens students as they navigate the tween and teen years, and the April topic was solving problems independently and making good decisions.
You’ve probably heard us say that we don’t just provide homes for our families…we provide them the tools they need to become self-sufficient. One way we try to do this is by building community, so that families at Hope Gardens and Hope Forest can learn from and support each other on their journeys.
The school year has ended, but that doesn’t mean learning is finished for the summer at Hope Gardens.
Graduations are bittersweet for us at Inter-Faith. We miss our families, but we are proud to celebrate the progress they have made!
If you’re looking for an easy way to help our families, consider picking up one of these items next time you are at the market.