Transforming lives begins with healing
“Before I came to Laura’s Home, I didn’t know who I was,” Chanelle begins. “Now I have restoration, reconciliation and purpose, and it’s because of Jesus and The City Mission.”
Not long ago, Chanelle had none of the confidence that she displays now. She was trying to escape an abusive marriage, but like many domestic violence victims, she was afraid to take the next step.
When Laura’s Home called to offer her a spot, she decided to take a chance for herself and her children.
“They called me, and I got everything ready so my husband wouldn’t notice I was up to something. I stood there crying because I knew there was no turning back. My flesh wanted to stay, but I said, ‘No, I’m going to trust this and walk through these doors.’
“I was in crisis. In my marriage, in my finances, in myself... I was scared, but as soon as I walked in, they welcomed me, and I knew it was God who sent me to Laura’s Home.”
Finding her voice in God's voice
Chanelle went through the long-term program, and the classes she took helped her find her worth in God’s eyes and learn how to care for her family on her own. Today, she’s rejoicing in the hope she has for the future.
“The Bible says your latter days will be greater than your former ones,” she says confidently. “I’m walking in new beginnings daily, and I feel the imprint of the Father’s voice in my life.”
The long-term program at Laura’s Home is designed to help women find hope and healing in the midst of crisis. Your support helps families like Chanelle and her children escape destructive relationships and build a self-sufficient future. We truly believe that with God’s help, their latter days can be better than their former ones!
“‘The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘And in this place, I will give peace.’” – Haggai 2:9
Moving on to New Horizons
This holiday season, Chanelle expects to move in to her own home thanks to the New Horizons Housing Collaborative. Empowered by AXA Financial Advisors and other community partners, Chanelle will take on full responsibility for the house, and eventually become the homeowner. Not only will Chanelle and her children gain a new sense of stability, they'll be able to face the future knowing they're secure in their finances, family and faith.