A Lydia House Permanent Supportive Housing Success Story

Aug 24, 2010  |     |   General

A referral and application for our supportive housing came across my desk recently. I processed this one as with all of them…in prayer, because God knows who needs us most and where they are on their journey.

When I later met this applicant and her mentor, I was struck by the awesomeness of our Lord. I asked her why she wanted to live in Supportive Housing and she said, “I need to live in a place where I feel safe. You see, I’ve been clean and sober for 9 yrs. and where I live right now is not good for me. It is way too easy to walk back to the old neighborhoods, and I won’t go back to the person I use to be.”

She was looking for ‘a shelter and a strong tower from the enemy.’ I am so pleased we were able to extend her the safety, encouragement and support she so desperately needed. God knew where she could find the answers to her prayers, as she continues her Christian walk with Him. He directed her steps, and now she is living in our Permanent Supportive Housing. She is so excited about her “little home” and all the things God has already done just since she’s been here.

Jeannette Blackstone
Permanent Supportive Housing Director

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