Like many, I welcome the New Year by reflecting on the past and preparing for the future.
In the blink of an eye, I’ve made a 20 year journey with Fayette Cares. Because of you and other champions for families in crisis, our shelter has grown to nearly 30 beds, the pantry has nourished thousands, our charity thrift shop expanded to two locations with several 24-hour donation drop boxes, and the domestic violence intervention program has created safe homes for hundreds who lived in fear. I’ve truly been blessed to serve alongside countless supporters, united in our desire to transform lives.
The New Year will certainly hold hardship and uncertainty, bringing frightened families to our doors. Some will lose jobs and homes, others will suffer abuse at the hands of a spouse or partner. But with your generosity we can be there to offer hope, independence, and lasting solutions.
Together we face the future with innovative services like the Lethality Assessment Program, to predict and prevent domestic violence, we’ll teach valuable life skills to create financial stability, and we’ll provide refuge to rebuild from the blows dealt by life.
So bring on the New Year and all its ups and downs! We’re locked arm-in-arm with incredible supporters ready to help families thrive and build a healthy community.