Cleaning and Furnishing of BHA Apartment Has Been Completed!
The Discipleship Committee is pleased to report that Trinity has completed the cleaning and furnishing of our second apartment for the Brethren Housing Association (BHA). This apartment is a 2nd and 3rd floor, three bedroom apartment located in Harrisburg. With items donated by members of Trinity and items purchased from monetary donations and money earned from selling Trinity cookbooks, we were able to completely clean and furnish this apartment in under three weeks time. This apartment was dedicated this past Sunday and from the thank you note we received (see the December “Mail Box”), our work was greatly appreciated by the persons who funded the renovations. Thank you to all who contributed to making this apartment a home for a homeless mother, her eight year old daughter and her three year old son.
BHA has programs or partners with other organizations to help moms become self-sufficient. Included is job training/seeking/maintaining services, parenting education, life skills training, counseling services, and youth programs for the kids. Participants pay rent as they are able, but the rent is put in a savings account so when they are able to move out and support their family, they have savings for a down payment on a rental, etc. Most importantly, BHA staff and volunteers continuously show these moms the love and care they need to develop and realize their own self-worth, empowering them to overcome the obstacles that lead them to the homelessness situation. For further information on the Brethren Housing Association please visit their website at the link below.