Matt's Family Promise Heroes
Who are Matt's Family Promise heroes? - FP kids! - Amazing volunteers such as Laurie and our Spring Jam committee - Our Facebook followers -You! Check out this quick video where Matt shares more about his FP heroes.
Not All Heroes Wear Capes by Stacey Coldren
What does a hero look like to you? To me, some heroes wear totes on their heads as opposed to capes. When a parent comes into program, they always say, "I am here because of my kids. If it wasn't for them, I would have given up."
So, if you think about it, children are the heroes in their parents’ lives. They save them from giving up. They inspire them to keep taking those positive steps forward.
That sounds like a hero to me!
Our Families: Our Heroes by Susan Ryder Out of context, this doesn’t seem like much, but when you know the story behind these pictures, it’s extraordinary! Steve, a single dad working full-time with two children, couldn’t find a place to rent. The family eventually found themselves living in his car, after exhausting their savings staying in a hotel. Then the family of three entered Family Promise. We’d like to say that everything was downhill from there, however, challenges abounded! But things did get better, much better. A partnership with a generous church allowed Family Promise HCR to secure an apartment for Steve and his family! Now they have their own place, with their own beds, AND coordinating curtains. This represents a successful example of guests, Family Promise HCR, and local partners working together toward self-sufficiency! As we know, this family is not alone. Many in our community struggle for a variety of reasons, one of the main ones being a lack of affordable housing. The father from the story above agreed to be interviewed by CBS 21. That story is here. Our guests are our heroes. We see them every day, watch how they struggle, and see them keep trying anyway. It inspires us to keep going. It inspires us to do our best. Our families are why we’re here. They are our heroes.