By providing more privacy we gained a greater sense of security.
With the warmer temperatures of April and May, our program staff saw that our women and children were uncomfortable being outside in the yard because it lacked a sense of security. They suggested that a privacy fence be built to create a boundary between the yard and the sidewalk and street next to them. Such a fence would block the visibility and access to the yard and create peace of mind and sense of security for our women and children.
The necessary approvals were secured to make this improvement to the property and, with the support of The Dwelling Place board and volunteers, the supplies were purchased, and the fence started going up in July.
Enjoying the Sandbox!
We love seeing our children enjoy the yard as they play in their new sandboxes.
We are glad there are still warm summer days to enjoy because the space makes it easier now to relax and experience the pleasure of being outside in the yard!
Wonderful and Talented Volunteers
Installation of the fence is being done this summer by wonderful volunteers who diligently work – even during days with increased heat and humidity! They are amazing!
This sandbox was built by Tom Swanner, board member and volunteer for The Dwelling Place. The sand for the sandbox was donated by Roger Ruetten. Tom and Roger, along with Jeff Wedan and Steve Chell are putting up the fence for us by donating their time and talents to create an improved living area for our women and children.
When we see how God provided to both identify and address this need, we are grateful. We know that everything matters to Him and we see how He has provided a more peaceful dwelling and undisturbed place of rest in this way.