November 15, 2016
Sept. 15 – Oct. 15
Jobs obtained — Six clients secured new jobs: One client got a job at E3, another in home health, one hospitality, at Luby’s, at W3 and lastly at Sfuzzies.
Jobs maintained — Seven clients maintained their jobs through the period, even our clients who are working at three different jobs. One Client reached a goal of using his paycheck wisely to purchase necessities.
Housing — Fourteen clients either found housing anew or maintained the housing they had during the period. Three clients are living with friends until they can find their own places, and one is at the ARCH. Two youths gave thanks for their housing.
Education — One of our clients returned to school for his GED, and two of them continued their college work, although another one is thinking of going to the Austin Police Academy. One client enrolled at ACC, another began a metalworking class at ACC and one more is making progress with his computer class “Earn While You Learn” program.
Misc. — Four clients — obtained driver’s licenses or other identification. Another is getting her benefits and also resolved a legal situation with pro bono help from a lawyer. One of our clients gave praise for successful brain surgery and another made her OBGYN appointment. Two have begun volunteering work in the area.
Milestones — Four clients reached sobriety goals or remained sober.
Reconnection with God
One client continued to be “strong in God,” another received prayer, one maintained his belief in Jesus, one shared a powerful testimony of his walk in Christ and last one client found a place to worship — Wesley House.
Join us in prayers of praise for these goals!
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September 14, 2016
Each month, our clients make awesome progress that we celebrate!
We pray for our clients in four important areas: stability, sobriety, reconnecting with God, and finding a faith home.
Join us in celebrating these:
Jobs obtained — One got a new job at El Mercado. Another at a car wash. Another at Popeye’s. One at at H2O. One client no longer on the streets has a job as a janitor at UT and is the elected labor representative. Three more additional clients are working at new places. Another client no longer on the streets has a new job at Hoodz steam cleaning restaurant vent hoods. One client no longer on the streets just passed is real estate exam and is a new broker! One client no longer on the streets has a job at a concrete company. One client was hired by the Downtown Alliance. Another is is working at a restaurant on the Drag, and one got a job at Fry’s Electronics. Finally, one has a new job at the UT Co-op Please join us in praying they can keep their jobs. It’s not easy!
Jobs maintained — One client is still working at Barlotta; Another is still working as a secretary at Centex. Job maintenance takes work!
Housing — 18 clients are celebrating new housing this month! Awesome work, folks!
Education — One client is attending GED classes, another is still in culinary school and one has started school at ACC, majoring in law enforcement. Education is such a door opener!
Family reconciliation — One client has reunited with her birth mother, another is getting back into his daughter’s life and one is returning home. Re-forming adult family relationships is hard work!
Benefits— Three clients are celebrating government benefits, and one newly pregnant client is seeking WIC support. A little help can go a long ways!
Transportation — Two clients are celebrating getting dependable cars. Getting reliable transportation frees one to work outside bus routes and schedules!
Misc. — One client is pregnant and spent the full month off the streets! Less street months means much better outcomes!
Milestones — 12 clients are celebrating sobriety milestones this month. It’s always a daily choice!
Reconnection with God
One client wants to serve Street Youth Ministry someday. One client confessed to an ongoing sin. Another client is celebrating his new belief in Jesus. Faith is such a great resource!
Finding a Faith Home
One client is actively looking for a church home, and another is attending a Bible study at his church. We are our clients’ church-on-training-wheels, and we love it when they find their own communities to call home!
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