Experiencing homelessness is incredibly hard. For most of us, it is something we could not even begin to imagine. But being homeless with a family may be the most difficult. We have a number of single parents who stay with us at The Crossing—people like Terra, featured in this month’s Changing Lives. Despite the misfortunes or missteps they might have endured or made, they are courageous people, fighting for their families, and really fighting to be able to love and encourage their children to be something more than they are.
My hope is that my children, who are now grown, will have a life better than mine. I hope the time, the effort and the love that my wife and I have poured into them will result in them being better people than we are. For parents like Terra, staying with us at The Crossing is an opportunity to lift her children up as well. Working alongside of our wonderful staff, she is putting the brakes on generational poverty and attempting to make their lives better than her own. That is nothing short of courageous.
Thank you for helping parents receive courage and hope at Denver Rescue Mission. We could not have continued this work for the last 125 years without people like you! And as we look to the future, we cannot hope to be able to continue changing lives in the name of Christ without heroes like you.