The year 2021 has been a challenging one, no doubt. However, as we reflect on this past year, we are inspired by the lessons we learned from our neighbors we serve. We are encouraged that every step forward, no matter how big or how small, makes an impact and can even be life-changing.
In November, we introduced guests of our annual True Blessings event to Bill and LaConia, two tenants at our HillRock Estates apartment community, both of whom overcame decades of homelessness.
We heard such tremendous feedback from those who watched the video that we thought it would be meaningful to share again. Whether you are revisiting these powerful stories or seeing them for the first time, we hope that you will feel the impact of their hard-earned victories that your support made possible.
When LaConia saw the video for the first time, she shared with our team, “I just tried to be strong, it’s all I know how to do. I’ve been fighting all my life but now I finally feel like the fight is over.” While LaConia will be celebrating the new year in her own home, Roof Above continues on the frontlines for the more than 3,000 people still experiencing homelessness in our community.
May you draw energy and inspiration from these stories as we head into the new year. There is much work to be done, but together we take the journey one step at a time. As always, your support continues to make our work possible.