First, let me just say, thank you!
If you’re reading this, I suspect you understand how finding a warm, safe space to rest, eat hot nutritious food, bathe, and feel welcomed can positively impact a woman experiencing homelessness.
But let me elaborate on what Elizabeth Gregory Home meant to some women who accessed additional support and services over the past year.
One woman who now resides in our transitional house was supported by EGH staff in her effort to go to inpatient treatment for alcoholism last year. This year she celebrated not only her first year of sobriety but also getting hired part-time to work in an Amazon warehouse.
Last month, a participant in our transitional housing program found her dream housing placement and job opportunity at a beautiful animal rescue ranch.
A woman who attends our drop-in day center recovered successfully from cancer treatment because she not only found a place to rest during the day but was able to access special foods prepared by EGH staff that she could tolerate throughout her chemotherapy regimen.
These are but a few of the many examples of stories shared by women who have discovered EGH. Never a day goes by that I don’t find a spark of inspiration that nurtures my reserve to be part of a solution that honors the individuality and integrity of each woman experiencing homelessness who enters our doors.
The other sustaining sparks are you: friends, donors, volunteers, community collaborators, business partners. It is your investment, whether it be time, talent, financial resources, or in-kind offerings that empowers our agency to stand strong in the face of the endemic crisis of homelessness in our community.
I invite you to consider making an end of the year contribution to Elizabeth Gregory Home. Your support will help us realize our 2020 dream of adding a commercial kitchen and dining space that will accommodate over 700 women who will share nearly 20,000 meals. Whether by writing a check or going to the donor page of our website at www.eghseattle.org, your gift will be deeply appreciated and safely stewarded.
Finally, just let me say, thank you!