Can you recall that feeling when Santa (or a family member) got you exactly what you asked for as a holiday gift? No matter your age, it’s a wonderful feeling that reminds you of how loved and valued you are.
Don’t you just love it when the weather gets cooler, ushering in the holiday season? It lifts our spirits to see colored lights on houses, attend ugly sweater parties, and listen to happy songs about roasting chestnuts. But it doesn’t feel that way for everyone.
As wages fail to climb at the same rate of housing and living costs, more local families are finding it increasingly difficult to bounce back after experiencing financial distress.
Our first Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc. Troop 1019 Sleepover was a success!! We had a crazy fun night on Friday full of everything BUT sleeping: dancing, singing, painting masterpieces, watching movies, playing games, tie-dying clothes, painting our nails, doing each other’s hair, and bonding over cereal the next morning. Our friendship really means a lot to all of us. These memories will stick with us forever!
“I was alone, living out of my car in the Walmart Parking lot for two months.” Keenan was just 17.
Until Rachel made her way to Harvest House those years she spent addicted ruined her entirely. She came to us disconnected, depleted of her faith, and hopeless. In contradiction to her broken state, we were able to offer her a place of freedom, respect, empowerment, and healthy discipline where she truly flourished in her recovery.