A Successful Shelter
There are three major components of a successful shelter like The Life Center: The building, the staff and the residents.
A building must be maintained. Some projects require professionals, but most of the time we rely on volunteer labor.
The Life Center has not been operating at full capacity since March. This has given us the opportunity to maintain/upgrade in a way that is very difficult when we are at capacity.
TLC has one main house and one trailer right next door. With the trailer empty, various volunteers came to work. They pressure washed, put in a new kitchen counter, installed a new bathroom floor, painted every surface, fixed the A/C and about 50 other jobs. A HUGE, HUGE thanks to everyone who worked so hard and made such a difference. If you can bless TLC with your skills, please call Barbara at 352 597 0119
TLC Has All Volunteer Staff
Diapers cannot be purchased with food stamps. Without donations, this basic need would not be met. A mother who cannot change her baby’s diaper experiences unnecessary stress. Thanks to Pamela and thanks, Faith Presbyterian! To ask about needs send an Email to TheLifeCenterFL@Gmail.com
Moms and Kids
In addition to the building and and staff, a shelter needs residents! Finding mothers and babies to live at TLC has never been a challenge. We accept any mom who is pregnant or who has a young child as long as she can pass a drug test and agrees to live alcohol and tobacco free. TLC is a program with specific program requirements. Not everyone’s ready for the sort of structure we offer. Those who choose to fully participate gain the skills they need to live independently. At TLC we try hard to create a wholesome, family atmosphere. We focus on the needs of our youngest residents: Those under the age of five. Families share a room and are invited to stay for 2-3 years. We all grow together.
Moms help make safety a priority. Children are closely supervised by their mothers. Pictured are a group of residents returning from a fire drills.
Five evenings a week our moms lead a story time for our toddlers... We always want the children to go to bed feeling safe and loved.
Parenting skills are essential for our young moms. Meeting medical needs is part of good parenting. Our program includes tracking each family’s medical/dental appointments.
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