Wednesday, November 26, 2014


I've told you about the housing staff ladies I work with, who are practically superheros in my book. 

Today I watched one of these ladies interject in a meeting about our clients and how to really help them stabilize, how to help them not repeatedly go backward. She got so worked up and passionate all the sudden. You could tell she was frustrated with several of our tired thoughts. We've had a lot of people come back lately, and it's exhausting and sad and maddening. 

But she didn't want to hear it. She said over and over, that we have to have hope. As if the more she said it, the more she could convince us all there is a way to end homelessness. That there is a way to keep a family stable. That they don't all tell us the story just to get help. 

Maybe she needed to convince herself again. Maybe she knew we all needed a reminder. Either way, all I wanted to do was hug her and thank her for calling us out. 

If we don't have hope, we don't have anything. 

Be the change. Make the difference.

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