A New Season of Life
Due to emotional abuse, Debbie made the choice to separate from her husband. Though she had access to stay elsewhere, she chose Abby’s House. Debbie graciously shares her courageous story…
On August third of this year, I found myself in a new season of my life at Abby’s House. Little did I know or even dream that I would find myself homeless and needing shelter. Upon arriving at Abby’s House I didn’t know what to expect, but I must say it was a pleasant experience right from the start. I was warmly welcomed by a sweet young woman named Sam, who was one of the many volunteers that I had the pleasure of meeting. These women were wonderful, kind and compassionate. Each one was special in her own way and should be commended for their service to the community, for their time, and their talents. Women would come and cook for us, clean the house, do the laundry, help with homework and one of my favorites, teach us how to make jewelry. They were very supportive, good listeners, and very encouraging! What a great team of volunteers. A great big thank you to each one of them!
My stay at Abby’s house was an experience I will never forget. I have met some awesome women and will cherish all of my new found friends! I am so very grateful for all the help and support that I received at this season of my life. To Parlee, Tess and all the Staff at Abby’s House, you certainly fulfilled your mission in my life by empowering me to lead a self-directed life filled with dignity and hope. In two months I was back on my own two feet, going to school, moving into my own apartment, and now, working at a new job! Thank you all for the warm hospitality, care and support that you promised to provide. I will never forget what you did for me and for believing in me! I look forward to giving back in any way that I can. Thank you again and may God bless Abby’s House and all the women who pass through!