Joseph’s House Celebrates Our 2nd Birthday!
It’s been two years since we welcomed our first mom and baby to Joseph’s House. We celebrated our second anniversary on March 19th and our first little Joseph’s House man will celebrate his second birthday in late April! The time has flown by and we can always see it reflected in the face of this gorgeous, precocious toddler we have known since before his birth. We are blessed beyond words to be involved in this joyous work that has helped us welcome and transition more than fifty mothers and children at Joseph’s House.
As we enter our third year we are settling in and feel more in tune with the needs of all those we serve. We have a dedicated staff, a hands on board, and compassionate volunteers all working together tirelessly to give these young women and their little ones a fresh start. Our wish is to empower these young women to reach outside themselves and work hard to keep improving so they might change the trajectory of their lives and find the plan Our Lord in Heaven has for them.
In order to assist them more fully with their transition to independent living we are beginning our new Exodus Program This program is open to any Joseph’s House alumni mom who has successfully transitioned out of our home. We offer these moms help with transportation once a week to the grocery store, laundry, or doctor’s appointments. The volunteers involved in Exodus can also offer advice when needed on time management, budgeting and parenting issues. These alumni moms are welcome to return to JH for dinners and or life skills classes if needed and to take part in special events. We always want them to know Joseph’s House is family and we are always here to love and support them. We want to be sure we give them the opportunity to continue to change their lives two generations at a time.
Our biggest need is always financial and so we invite you to consider becoming a Joseph’s House Partner For Life. This is our monthly program where your gift goes directly to the support and care of our moms and babies. You can become a part of this life-saving program for as little as $10 a month. The $10 or more you gift to Joseph’s House builds a foundation for us so we might give a new resident her very first pillow or blanket. I know that sounds impossible but I have heard from new residents more than once they have never had a pillow. That $10 or more may also purchase the first hot meal a pregnant mom has had in a few days. Most times I pick up a new, pregnant mom the first stop is at a diner because they are literally starving. We encourage you to look at what you have and think about what you might be able to sacrifice for a young mom living right here in Syracuse. A young mom who only needs your support to change her life and find the plan God has written for her and her child in the Palm of His Hand.
Thank you my dear friends and God Bless you always. You are in our prayers and we pray you might hold us in yours. Wishing you abundant blessings always!
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