Dear Men of Prayer… I write this during the masculine hour of Saturday night football. And I also write this on the heels of another Saturday at Helping Hands Outreach… It always takes a bit of time to process what one experiences on Saturdays at HHO. I know other volunteers have also told me that [...]
A couple of weeks ago, a local church, referred a young woman through to our Community Advocate Program. Feeling that she had hit rock bottom having struggled to find a job and pay her rent, she felt suicidal. While on the phone with our Community Advocate, through her sobs of despair, she was asked to [...]
Recently, a mother of two young daughters were referred to us through the Lake County School District. She had fallen on hard times and had been living in her car with her 7 and 4 year old for a year. After the school had been made aware of the situation they began contacting local resources [...]
“Bob” and “Tina” have been together for 20 years, they have two boys “Brad” and “Billy”. Falling on hard times after 8 years of “Bob” being unemployed, the family struggled to get by living day by day on “Tina’s” social security check alone. “Tina” was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her two sons, one with [...]
This article appeared on the front page of the Orlando Sentinel and explains why New Beginnings wants to open a home for homeless women and children. As the article states, because of the lack of housing for families, too often the children are separated from their parents and put into a foster home, or another [...]
My name is Dan: I am a college graduate. I currently have a son who is a college student. I have never had any alcohol or drug dependency. However, after having a thirty-year impeccable work history, I stole from my employer and was convicted. I had to face the embarrassment of telling my family and [...]
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