Our daughter Heather gave birth to her second child this evening, something which would have been hard for me to imagine twelve years ago. At that time Heather was a drug addict. However, with a lot of love, family support and prayer she was able to get her life back. At that time, however, there were days when all I could do was drive around crying and repeating the Serenity Prayer* or even no more than “Help me, Help me, Help me, God!” Fortunately, Heather came to us 11 years ago and was able to get on the road to recovery after a stay at an inpatient facility.
For many people inpatient rehabilitation is not an option and for those individuals and families YFCA is where they can turn for help. For fifty years YFCA has been helping families deal not only with substance abuse and mental health issues, but also with teen mentoring, a pre-school preparation program, food pantry, summer camp placement and more recently job insecurity and homelessness. Every person is treated with dignity and no one is ever turned away because of an inability to pay. Services are provided in both English and Spanish.
We all need hope. Let YFCA provide that hope and help when you find yourself in a situation, which feels hopeless and in which you feel helpless.
*The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity to
Accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can and
Wisdom to know the difference.