WHAT A SHELTER REALLY IS...
I have been Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, and The Tooth Fairy
I have helped children with their homework and book reports when their mothers were too overwhelmed to do so
I have been a taxi driver taking clients to WIC appointments, Job & Family Services, job interviews and the bus station
I have been a maintenance man/Janitor
I have been a maid (daily) to keep our shelter looking clean and tidy
I have been a "counselor" - listening to both heartwarming and heart-breaking stories and everything in between
I have heard about the best days of our clients lives to the worst days of their lives
I have listened to them about their childhoods, their relationships, and their families
I have gone to the hospital with a client that was found on the back steps crying because she was just raped
I have consoled clients who wanted to talk about the death of their child
I have comforted a client that discussed the fact that she was raped daily by her stepfather as a teen and was forced to give birth to his child
These are just a few of the many hats we wear as Homesafe employees, we are more than just a place to rest your head.