2022 Holiday Appeal
During the month of December, your support is essential and appreciated. Thomas House Family Shelter provides Case Management, Youth Development, Teen Case Management, Career Development, and Homeless Prevention to our families to empower them on their journey toward independence and self-sufficiency. Yadira, a single mother of five, came to Thomas House to build a better life for herself and her children while fighting to stay sober.
"Thomas House is a program I am very thankful for! It has allowed me being a dysfunctional addict, to be someone that's able to function in society", stated Yadira. "Thomas House has given me the tools to be able to be successful and has given me a different purpose. I came into Thomas House broke with nothing to my name. Now I own a vehicle and am currently living in my own condo in Garden Grove, a three-bedroom two bath."
Wendy & Gustavo, parents to five children, reflect on how their lives have changed since coming to Thomas House.
"Thomas House couldn't have come at a better time, we are grateful that our family is living somewhere safe and secure and each of our children has their own bed, blankets, clothes, and shoes. As a family, we can spend more time together, something that back home in Guatemala we could not do as often as we wanted (due to living in extreme poverty). We are learning to budget, have better conversations with our children, and have now both obtained new jobs!"
Their story is our story.
Determined, strong, and resilient, Yadira, Wendy & Gustavo, and other unhoused families continue to strive, working to build and sustain financial stability, improve their parenting skills, obtain employment, improve their mental health, and obtain permanent housing. It is through the support of our entire Thomas House family that we can continue to empower unhoused families, advancing the goal of building and strengthening our community.
Will you be one of over 1,457 donors who give this holiday season?
Join us today by supporting families like Yadira's and Wendy & Gustavo's as we continue making a difference in the lives of our families.
We have a goal of raising $100,000 and we humbly ask for your support.