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?
On 28 February 2021, the stock photo of a washer and dryer in this blog post was replaced with the actual photos of the drop-in center laundry room. Through the generosity of our donors, this dream has become a reality. Thank you all! No doubt you are wondering what could possibly be exciting about a… Read More Share Our Vision: The Drop-In Center Laundry Room
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
As we continue our virtual tour through our planned drop-in center, the second stop is a room that some might see as embarrassing, but we see as empowering—indeed, as humanizing. A bathroom provides us privacy as we care for very basic personal needs. But women on the streets have few opportunities to tend to their… Read More Share Our Vision: The Drop-In Center Bathrooms
A couple of weeks ago, we gave you a glimpse of life on the streets. Truth is, the life that our women endure is much harsher than we are able to convey to you. That is why we now want to begin sharing with you our vision for a drop-in center by describing, room by… Read More Share Our Vision: The Drop-In Center Kitchen
Every Thursday evening, rain or shine, our Survivor Advocate, Trisha Henderson, and at least one other member of the Lisieux Community (usually our Executive Director, Sandra Ferrell) meet with the women who are willing to be served by Lisieux. We’ve told you in the past about the blessings that our representatives bring with them through… Read More A Glimpse of Life on the Streets