I was surprised last year when I heard this statement from Father Greg Boyle, Founder of Homeboy Industries and author of Tattoos on the Heart, at the HopeWorks breakfast, A Moment of Hope. I had to think about it. But I didn’t really understand until yesterday. I was with a young woman wanting to leave… Read More “How can we seek really a compassion that can stand in awe at what people have to carry rather than stand in judgment at how they carry it.” Greg Boyle
“Once you know what it takes to live a better story, you don’t have a chance. Not living a better story would be like deciding to die.” Our friend Dana Welty shared this quote from Donald Miller. My first thought was my own journey some 20 years ago. I started therapy completely ignorant of what… Read More A Better Story
Crumble Rumble! Calvary Episcopal Church Mural Room New DATE and TIME Saturday, August 6th, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Are you ready to crumble? Please join the Lisieux Community and Thistle & Bee at this joint volunteer opportunity. We will be crumbling dried herbs harvested from our gardens and raising awareness for women who are survivors of trafficking & prostitution. Please… Read More Let’s Get Ready to (Crumble) Rumble!
Walk down any street in Memphis proper and you will see it—women walking on the street. Sometimes there will be a “come hither” look as she asks someone to stop and pay attention. Sometimes there is a confident stride—purse slung over her shoulder, moving at a fast clip—she has just made some money and is… Read More What is Trafficking?
Thank you for joining us here at the Lisieux Community. Our first residents moved into our first house (pictured here!) in August 2014. I want to extend an invitation for you to walk along with us. What our Board of Directors has found is that we are not here to change anyone other than ourselves. As… Read More Welcome to the Lisieux Community
Some of the art work found in our Memphis house represents the journey the women in our program will take – from lost dreams to looking for something greater to being a person that others envy. The piece above, called “reachin’ for something gr8er – reachin’ for a better day” was created by Memphis artist… Read More reachin’ for something gr8r
The Lisieux Community provides a home for women who have survived trauma, addiction, trafficking and prostitution, all part of life on the streets. The women learn to live in community as they access other organizations to assist in healing. We believe that the women do not begin a life on the streets on their own,… Read More Surviving trauma and trafficking