***Treasured friends and supporters of our mission: WE HAVE SOME EXCITING NEWS!***
In the past two years, those of us serving victims of domestic violence have seen a huge increase in numbers of individuals getting help. This is wonderful news. The need has always been there but there was a lack of resources to help. That is no longer true! In 2017, we provided direct service to 12 people. In 2018, that number jumped to 61. In 2019, that number is 41 and climbing daily.
As a service community, we are constantly working together and evaluating the needs of those we serve, looking for gaps, and finding resources to close those gaps. This approach allows us to provide the BEST QUALITY of help to each individual in need. Your support of our mission, through donations and the resale shop, is exactly what makes that quality-individualized care possible!
One need that remains constant is the need for immediate affordable housing for victims and their children. The Neighbor House shelter that we have owned and operated for seven years is no longer meeting the need we are experiencing constantly. Therefore, in our quest to help as many victims possible with top-notch resources, we have made the decision to sell the current shelter facility and pursue a facility that can meet more needs and serve our victims better.
None of this would be possible without your support and we wanted to make sure this exciting news came to you straight from us! We value your partnership and support of our mission dearly! God is doing some truly amazing things in our community. You can take joy in knowing that your support of our mission is contributing to a better life for many now and laying a foundation for a better future for our community! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!
-Willow Tree Missions team