by Sandra Ferrell, Executive Director The second part of the story about why we do what we do the way we do it …… Art is meaningful to us based on our experiences. We can appreciate any beautiful art that we see. Then if we resonate with it, it takes on new meaning. This piece… Read More Our Story – Part 2
by Sandra Ferrell, Executive Director I want to tell a story for those of you who haven’t been with us for long. I’ll post pieces over the next few days to let you know why we do what we do in the way we do it. Here is a work of art by Chere Labbe… Read More Our Story – Part 1
May 18 was an exciting day for me. My son was finally able to resume his physical therapy sessions that had been suspended for several weeks during the Safer at Home initiative. When he first started outpatient therapy in February, I had been able to sit in the waiting room until time to take him… Read More Love Lives Here
by Sandra Ferrell, Executive Director I am anxious for us to move to the next step of our journey as the Lisieux Community. Over the last several months, our Board Chair has blogged about the planned drop-in center. She told about the rooms in the house, why each is important. The thing we haven’t yet… Read More Moving Forward: Survivor Advocates
Our work doesn’t end until each of the women we serve is able to pursue the life she wants to live and not the life that her circumstances have forced her to live. For us, that is the ultimate success.… Read More Defining Success
Please join the Lisieux Community in wishing Trisha Henderson all the best as she leaves us at the end of this month to begin a new job.… Read More Thank You, Trisha!
Please pray with us that the God who is Love itself will provide us a facility where the women who are now on the streets can learn to live in ways that promote individual and corporate health in a community of real love.… Read More Share Our Vision: The Drop-In Center Dining Room
The rooms we have described thus far on our virtual tour can be found in any residence. But now we bring you to the rooms that distinguish the drop-in center from an ordinary home. These are offices in which women can access additional services beyond food and supplies. Memphis has many excellent non-profit organizations that… Read More Share our Vision: The Drop-In Center Offices
Over the past few weeks we’ve taken you through several rooms of our anticipated drop-in center, all of which have met some practical purpose to serve a very basic need (meals, showers, laundry). The Living Room is our next stop, and it will also meet a need and serve a purpose, though not one that… Read More Share Our Vision: The Drop-In Center Living Room
We are extremely grateful to all of you who “get” what we are doing and why we do it. Donors continue to shower us with food and supplies, and volunteers not only help distribute the items to our women, but stay for a while to offer a smile and a listening ear. But not everyone… Read More Why Don’t They Just Do Better?