We know the struggles of the women we serve and they are all different. Sometimes, the struggles are too much. We don’t know the cause of her death and we could speculate all day. But whatever it was, it was never her fault.… Read More A Death in the Family
By Sandra Ferrell, Executive Director Where do we need to look to find something greater for our lives? In our own hearts. It’s hard to find peace and hope and contentment when our hearts are broken. And with a broken heart we can not dream. Or if there are dreams stored in there, we can… Read More Our Story – Part 3
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
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!
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?
By Sandra Ferrell, Executive Director, The Lisieux Community I have always preferred the winter to the summer. We can add on clothes, coats, and blankets to help warm us in winter. In summer, we can take off a certain amount of clothes but even if we stripped, we would not be cool if the temperature… Read More NIMBY
On January 7 we announced that Thistle & Bee has leased our residence, so you may be wondering what we are doing now. We want to assure our supporters that the mission of Lisieux Community has not changed. We continue to provide support and education for women who have survived trauma, addiction, prostitution, and life… Read More The Mission of Lisieux