Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement September 2022


Donna Clark RN, Director

It’s hard to believe but we are in the final four months of the year! This has been a difficult year for many and especially the underserved in our community. There has been little consistency in how to obtain health insurance, food stamps, social security cards, and other things needed to help stabilize the lives of people who have little or no income. Family members have been getting sick and dying; causing the family support system, so important to many of those we serve, to disappear. We are seeing young adults, many with mental health needs, out on their own for the first time very scared, confused, and frustrated. It’s more than the economy affecting this population. It’s the changing world around them; making it harder to make sense of their lives in the chaos that surrounds them. The mental illness prevents these clients from being able to adapt and the only way they know how to react is with anger.

Our volunteers are an amazing group of God’s angels. They provide loving patience and are willing to take time to offer support and guidance to the struggling clients. We try to stay abreast of the changing rules in the social service system and work hard to not send a client to someplace for services that has changed their policies. God gives each of us special gifts and then places us just where He wants us to be. Letting go and letting God comes to my mind when I watch our staff at work.

Please pray for our agency, our clients, and our wonderful staff.    

James 2: 11-18