Well, a year has passed and our house of hospitality in Langley stays full, the sound of children in the backyard, our garden growing, guests finding work and getting i.d., having the time to heal and relax from the stress and chaos of poverty, homelessness and broken spirits. It's all in a day's journey as we serve those folks going through such hard times, with little or no resources. We are grateful to a community at large that has allowed our project to take root and grow into this warm and nurturing home.
We have added our second employee, Ms. Ashley Rowley, Mentor Coordinator and look forward to even greater things happening with her at the lead, to ensure each of our guests receives the personal attention of a caring and loyal volunteer from our community. Our mentors are being trained and will be working weekly with our guests for a period of six month, as we will follow with them after they leave our home, as well as when residing there. Our House Manager, yours truly, volunteered to take the lead as manager for one year, as our home became established. Our second year is now upon us and I will be leaving my position at the House of Hope in the capable hands of staff, mentors, board members and guests. I will stay on as board member and managing our Seed to Serve project this summer, as well as continuing to update website and facebook page. Stay tuned as we move into our second year and continue to 'Make Homelessness a Brief and Rare Experience in Our Community.' Thanks to all the many of you who have helped make this year a success.