When people understand and have empathy, maybe they will donate to the countless organizations that are trying to help people like Brittany, and maybe they will support everyone having a living wage.… Read More Why “Get a Job” Is Not the Answer
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
One of the things we’ve learned in ministry with the residents of Lisieux is that because trauma takes place in the context of unhealthy relationships, healing can only occur within the context of healthy relationships. Everyone in our community—from board members to volunteers to donors to the residents themselves—is committed to fostering the kinds of relationships… Read More Healing and Hope
If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you may already know that our community has recently lost two of our former residents a few days apart. Lindsay had left the residence about 18 months ago, but she remained in touch, and we rejoiced with her over every accomplishment. She had a rewarding job and… Read More A Labor of Love
“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