‘How would you like to grow?’
Tonya, women’s shelter guest
“Learn how to be healthier in my body, and how to teach others how to do it too. I want to be healthier through food and exercise, walking and stretches and tai chi. I would like to be a part of Greenway Flats. I want to work in a nursery and water flowers and plants and maybe do some filing in an office for a campus that needed filing.”
Robert, men’s shelter guest
“I want to be healthier. I would like to lose weight about 32 more pounds – I lost 15 – walking more and eating healthy. I want to be a part of low-income housing. A job will help.”
Michael, men’s shelter guest
“I need a job. I’m trying to get back on my social security benefits so I can have housing.
Staying healthy, taking meds — I am working towards better health. I want to work with the Homeless Outreach Team to get my birth certificate and ID.”
Donald, men’s shelter guest
“In godliness and health. I want to be healthier, have faith. I want to grow in my faith. I would like to get housing. I can’t really work right now because of my hip and leg and my back. But I guess ideally, I would work landscaping or stocking shelves in the warehouse.”
Michael, New Life Program graduate
“I would like to be more patient. I would like to meet a nice woman with a sense of humor. I’d like to be healthier — give up vaping, put on more muscle, join a gym and get some cardio in. I want to stay sober and keep the Lord in my life. He’s the one who gives me the desire to stay sober in the first place. I want to honor him. I will never be perfect, but I’m going to keep practicing every day to be closer to God.”
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