We have reached a few milestones over the past month. We celebrated our first Refuge for Women Chicago graduate! There wasn't a dry eye in the house after moving testimonies, joyful video memories, send off prayers, parting gifts, hugs and of course, cake!
She is now back with family and beginning the first job of her new beginning.
Her family traveled in to share in this huge milestone and when her dad prayed, “thank you for bringing my daughter back” ... we cried more tears of joy.
Her photo is now on our graduation wall in the Refuge house.
We are now looking forward to a second graduation celebration this fall by another resident who recently passed her GED exam.
We also have new residents that are working on settling in and beginning their own healing journey. We can't wait to see them reach milestones of their own!