As Rosamond walks the halls of Home Sweet Home Ministries, she can’t help getting greeted with open arms and big smiles.
“Whenever I come here, I feel happiness. I feel family around me.”
It’s been nearly two years since Rosamond stayed at the shelter.
“When I first came here, I was so depressed. I was coming from an abusive relationship,” shares Rosamond. “I depended on my spouse for everything. I didn’t do anything on my own.”
Through counseling services at Home Sweet Home, Rosamond learned to embrace her independence.
“Home Sweet Home supported me physically, mentally, and morally. From here is where my experience really started,” exclaims Rosamond.
With the support of HSHM, Rosamond secured housing and employment. Despite a few struggles, her strength and happiness endures. “I have my home. I can go to the bank. I can do things for myself now,” smiles Rosamond.
Rosamond continues to live in her own apartment and enjoys babysitting. She remains devoted to her bible studies and helping others wherever she can. She is even an active member of the Bread for Life Food Co-op.
“I help with stocking. I sort bread and canned foods. I also work with the people who are shopping,” conveys Rosamond.
She loves shopping in the co-op at least a few times per month. She says she savors picking out fresh vegetables and meat.
“Here you get really good food and friendships,” adds Rosamond. “We have a good time together. It’s a good experience for me.”
As Rosamond strives to move forward, she demonstrates that there is hope beyond the shelter walls.
“With God, we have hope all the time. That’s what keeps me going,” praises Rosamond. Her spirits remain high as she discovers more about herself and the new paths that lie ahead.
“It’s been a very good journey for me,” asserts Rosamond. “I am living my own life. I am so happy.”
Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12