BEDFORD – A woman who lived at Becky’s Place for 6 months was tested in several ways while she was there. She was fleeing an abusive situation but often wanted to return to the comfort of her home and missed the dog she left behind terribly.
The staff at Becky’s Place and her fellow housemates rallied around her to give her support and show her that she could keep herself safe with help.
The woman found employment and was working hard but had to quarantine a couple of times which impacted her financially. One day, she received a call that her mother was terminally ill, and she was devastated. When her mother died, everyone rallied around her again to show her love and support during a difficult time. Her housemates even chipped in to purchase an urn for her mother.
The woman returned to work and had many hard days dealing with her grief. The staff was able to assist her in getting her dog back and her spirits lifted. She continued to work and was approved for income-based housing. She was excited but scared to go out into the world alone.
The woman has moved into permanent housing and feels independent and proud of herself. She and her dog visit Becky’s Place often when she needs advice or support.
But Becky’s Place can not help these women and their children without your support.
Becky’s Place is currently serving 14 residents and several children. Thirteen of the residents are employed and the other is currently working with a case manager to find employment. Recently, three residents moved into permanent housing.
Due to the uncertainty caused by the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, the facility is not going to be holding its Annual Run for Hope 5K this year.
Instead, the public is invited to join Becky’s Place on December 7 for their annual Christmas Open House. This will replace the 5K to raise much-needed funding for Becky’s Place.
Have you considered how a planned gift to Becky’s Place can impact lives for years to come? Including Becky’s Place in your will continues your ability to serve our mission of providing shelter and creating hope for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.
To learn more about how you can plan a lasting gift through legacy planning, contact Development Director Cheri Bush at 317-236-1411 or firstname.lastname@example.org.