Out of all of the blessings we treasure in life, hope is one that we hold dearest for its ability to triumph over circumstance and for the trust it gives us in the future.
For many women who arrive at the doors of N Street Village, hope is a distant memory clouded by overwhelming circumstances. A renewed sense of hope is one of the most valuable gifts we can give.
For more than 20 years, Ann worked in the nursing field as a caretaker until her life changed drastically when she was diagnosed and underwent treatment for cancer. Unable to return to work, she lost her job, her benefits, and exhausted her savings. Just days after Christmas, Ann lost her apartment. She rode the bus and Metro train for three days until on New Year’s Eve, exhausted and alone, Ann found an emergency shelter to stay in. That is where she heard about N Street Village.
Ann became a regular at our Day Center and thanks to the warm support of the N Street Village community, she began to feel hopeful again and see a path forward. She moved into our Luther Place Night Shelter and immediately began to focus on personal healing and finding employment.
Today, Ann has a job as a private nurse and is living in permanent housing at N Street Village where she receives ongoing support and access to health and wellness services. She regularly volunteers at N Street Village, hoping to give back to the organization that was there when she seemingly had nothing.
When you give to N Street Village you give hope that builds stronger citizens, mothers, sisters, families and communities.
Like Ann, we know the power of giving back to those who have helped us along the way. In this spirit, the first 100 people to make a gift of $300 or more will receive a limited-edition bracelet, handmade by the N Street Village Craft Collective. Share this holiday gift with an important person in your life while also helping to cover the costs of one week of services for a woman living at Erna’s House, our permanent supportive housing program. Give now — every donation will make a difference!
Thank you for being an ambassador of hope at N Street Village this holiday season!