Thank you for responding to our call for help. You just made someone’s life better – someone who doesn’t have a home, someone struggling to put a decent meal on the table, someone living on the edge. People like Dominique.
Dominique had to leave home when she realized it was no longer safe for her. On the night she left, it was freezing cold – and she needed to find a shelter. Dominique remembers, “It scared me a lot. I just didn’t know what would happen, or where I would end up.”
But Dominique wasn’t on her own. She had Lila – her dog and her best friend. Together, they entered Fred Victor’s pet-friendly Bethlehem United Shelter. That’s where Dominique met Kelly. Kelly works with residents at the shelter, helping them to secure and maintain housing, as well as connecting them to community supports. She describes Dominique’s journey out of homelessness as difficult, but she persevered and stayed strong. After seven years in the shelter, Dominique and Lila finally have a safe, stable place to call home. Dominique says, “I am able to live happy, instead of being stressed all the time.”
Your gift puts blankets on beds, food on the table and staff at the door to welcome people in and offer a hand up.
Don’t for a second doubt that you are making a difference! Fred Victor is there for over 3,000 people every day because you stick by us. Thank you!