Most of us resist change, but it happens anyway. We want to tell you about recent changes at TLC.
In the middle of March all five of our then current families relocated. TLC was empty for the first time in our six year history. This didn’t last long. We already have new families who have been admitted.
We used this brief window of opportunity for maintenance and upkeep. Our volunteers have been hard at work cleaning, painting and decorating. We have raised our expectations for residents and lowered our tolerance for non-compliance. We believe we have a great program and that we offer a great many advantages. We are requiring more of our residents than ever before.
Change is hard, especially since we grow to love the families who stay with us. Our families appreciate TLC and the positive influence we have made in their lives. Here are some of the things each of the five families had to say:
One mom said:I am thankful for TLC because I have 3 young children and would be homeless with them, sleeping out of a car, scared and not knowing what to do. TLC took me in and I learned so much being here. They’re very caring and show compassion and love and give a home to people that they don’t even know. It means so much to me! What they do for everybody is a blessing. There is truly no place like here. I cried when they told me they had room for me. I called so many homeless shelters trying to get me and my kids a roof over our heads and none of them had room or didn’t even call me back. TLC didn’t hesitate to let me in and give me a home. This place is a blessing. The world needs more places like this and people that care so much like they do…thank you God for TLC.
Another mom said:
When I came to TLC, I was in a mentally abusive marriage and had nowhere to go with my daughter. There are so many things I have learned that I didn’t even know I needed to know as a mother. Living at TLC, the women empowered me. Over time I gained the courage to leave my husband and become a strong independent woman.
Now I have 2 beautiful daughters and am in a healthy relationship. I have grown so much since I first came to TLC. After almost 3 years, I have almost every goal completed. TLC saved my life!The third mom said:
A third mom shared this:
TLC has been a huge blessing in my life. They have given me a safe place to live and a second chance that I am so grateful for. Without TLC, I would probably still be with my abusive ex-boyfriend. The people at TLC have given me the strength and the courage to move on and better myself.
Another wanted us to know:
TLC has helped me to get in touch with a lot of resources I was previously unable to utilize. I have met lots of great women & volunteers who are helpful and kind.
The fifth mom had this to say:
I’m grateful for TLC. It gave me a place to live and work to get my son back. It is a safe haven for me and my kids. I’ve been blessed to have time with my kids because of it. I’m very thankful for this opportunity. This place is a blessing.