Ever wonder what the volunteers at TLC experience? Kit Raymond decided to share her experience. Kit says, “I began serving at The Life Center because I hoped to make a difference in the lives of the young families who come to TLC in desperation. They have NOWHERE else to go–not even another women’s shelter will take pregnant women or women with children just because they are homeless. I have to admit it is often frustrating: the women come in with the same baggage and problems they have carried most of their lives–and they can be challenging, rude, and even unthankful at times. However, little by little, we see changes–better parenting, new skills, recognition they can make a future for themselves and their child. And sometimes we get women who make giant strides; all they need is a safe place and people willing to show them the way. Then, especially, the frustration and long hours have been worth it. Then it is obvious that The Life Center has literally rescued a family that was being thrown away. ‘
Here is our current staff- in no particular order:
> Kristen King is now teaching weekly parenting classes.
> Jannette Pena will teach our first Bible class on 10/12.
> Barbara Lemoine oversees Success Markers and Parents as Educators.
> Angela Welsh continues to facilitate weekly Life Skill classes.
> Robin Cook interviews new residents and offers spiritual guidance.
> Silvia Vadell is helping residents set and reach goals.
> Kit Raymond is still our TEMPORARY House Manager. Help wanted!
> Bob Santoro just volunteered to be our maintenance man
> There are several others and we appreciate you all.
Barbara Lemoine, Executive Director of The Life Center, was chosen as one of the Hernando Heroes and was honored at the Habitat for Humanity Heroes Gala. Kit Raymond (right) and Barbara Lemoine (left) attended the Gala representing TLC. The theme centered around the fact that all volunteers are heroes and they are simply ordinary people who do a little (or a lot) more than other ordinary people.
TLC has new residents, new volunteers, new finances, new energy and new dreams. Join a winning team and help TLC help others. Tell us what you can do.