I would like to share with you a story that warms my heart.
Scott is a resident of our Enhanced Support Program. He is experiencing a new beginning as he is working diligently in this program to beat his addiction and to get into more permanent housing. Scott admits that when he did not care about his own life, Shepherds of Good Hope did. He really believes that Shepherds of Good Hope and the people within the organization saved his life because we cared about him more than he cared about himself.
Other people proved that they cared for Scott as well. His cousin, Kerrie had been searching for Scott for years and finally saw a few pictures of Scott on Facebook showing him on an outing with Shepherds of Good Hope. She was so thrilled that she finally found Scott after looking for him everywhere that she sent Shepherds of Good Hope a Facebook message expressing her heart-felt gratitude for caring for her cousin. In the message, she encouraged Scott to keep trying to fight his addiction and told him how much she and the rest of his family and friends loved him. When we received the Facebook message we immediately showed it to Scott who was completely overjoyed. With tears in his eyes he asked for help to be set up a Facebook page so he could begin connecting to her. This was something we gladly did for him.
Shepherds of Good Hope is about new beginnings and reconnections to family and friends. We care for the most vulnerable men and women amongst us even when they do not care for themselves. We do not let go. Our reach is vast and connecting people to loved ones is part of their healing. Please won’t you give so that we can continue to help others begin their process of recovering?
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