“I’ve never considered myself a computer expert, so I was a little nervous when I started my AmeriCorps VISTA role last August as the ELC’s next distance learning coordinator. However, I quickly learned the same lesson I now try to impart to students: Distance learning isn’t scary, and anyone can do it.” Over the last
Last summer, we announced a big change at Our Saviour’s Housing. After careful deliberation and assessment of community needs, we started to shift our Transitional Housing Program to serve women only, prioritizing women who have experienced domestic violence. This change is now complete, and we’re gratified to see women settling into their new home. But
“Language is important to navigate life. You can’t fill out paperwork for a job or make a doctor’s appointment if you don’t know the language. Start learning English immediately – as soon as you arrive!” Like any of our students, Halimo is no stranger to hard times. She fled Somalia’s civil war with her husband
Allison had it all—a supportive family, good job, new car, nice place to live, and money in the bank. That’s why when a friend invited her to try crack for the first time, she told him, “Oh, I can’t do that. My life is too good. I’ve got to be there for my daughter. People
Muhubo has no memory of Somalia. She was just one year old when her grandmother fled with her to Ethiopia, escaping a brutal civil war. Muhubo’s parents stayed behind, hoping to send word when peace returned. But word never came. Sixteen years passed, during which Muhubo was raised by her grandmother in a refugee camp.