"Before I came to The Dwelling Place, my life was lost, without hope of the future. It was really hard to hope for the future, as a single mother of two, after escaping my abusive relationship.
Finding/being accepted into this program was an answer to my prayer! The six months I spent here has been the best precious moments of my life.
When people hear that you live in a shelter, whether it's short or long term, all they understand is that you are homeless and miserable - which is not the case for The Dwelling Place.
Ever since my first day I got here, not even once, have I ever felt like I was homeless - but instead I felt I was a child of God who is highly loved, cared for, a sister in Christ for my roommates and staff, and a good mother to my two sweet boys.
God showed me His love through this temporary home. He gave me comfort and offered me a time to heal and learn about His words. Now I live for Christ and for the purpose of the life He chose for me.
Now I strongly know how much God loves me and my boys and nothing will ever take me away from Him.
I want to encourage anyone who is going through trials to keep strong and trust God because He is alive and He is way bigger than any trials and whatever you are dealing with.
There is nothing He can't fix, all you have to do is trust in Him and let Him be the Conductor of your life.
Thank you so much, The Dwelling Place, for being a light through my darkest moments and for giving my life a brand new direction through Christ our Lord!"
- Name withheld to protect this mother and her boys