What Our Clients Say
“I was blessed here more than I could ever imagine. Thanks for everything.”
“This is a wonderful place.”
“I do not know what I would have done without Green Gables.”
“I was able to have a safe place to plan on what to do and look for housing.”
“Thanks for providing a safe place to stay and helping toward relocating.”
“I grew up finally and became able to take charge of my life.”
“I thank God for all staff and this opportunity.”
“This is a wonderful place you have.”
“I learned how important it is to be independent for my daughter.”
“You helped me discover new options.”
“I feel stronger and have hope now. I love you all.”
Imprints of Children
A six-year-old little girl who would stand on the steps by the front door, holding her doll Mary, waiting for the staff to arrive. The staff member coming on shift would have to hug Mary, and then hug her. She would always ask “Where have you been”????
A shy, quiet five-year old little girl, who asked a volunteer who was at the shelter to put up the new play-set “Are you here to put up the new playground?” When he replied “yes” she threw her hands in the air and yelled joyously “This is the best day of my life!” It is a beautiful thing to provide that for a child.
A seven-year old little boy who wanted to leave his mark in shelter. He and his mom painted rocks before he left. On his favorite rock, he painted the American flag. We use it for various reasons in shelter – it reminds us of him.
The one year old little girl who was so traumatized when she, her mother and brother entered shelter she wouldn’t even look at people. By the time she left, she wanted to hug everyone good-bye.
A 11 year old boy who had no schools clothes because he lived in a meth lab. He was obviously very worried about this, and when he was told by the staff we would provide him with clothes, he turned away so we wouldn’t see the tears in his eyes.
Two young girls, ages 7 and 8, met at the shelter and became very close. They talked and played together whenever possible. The eight year old was moving, and asked that staff help her write a letter to her friend on one of her pictures. It simply said “I know that I will never see you again. I love you.”
“Let’s talk about clouds and why they produce rain and snow” a ten-year old boy stated as he addressed the staff one morning. He had been homeless for almost one year.
As we began a meeting one morning, a four-year old girl walked in and sat on the arm of the couch. Crossing her legs in a very adult manner, she asked “What are we talking about today?” Her brother took his first steps in the shelter.