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Letter: Consider donating to Pam’s Promise

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Take a moment and imagine, a child who has been sleeping in a car grabs your hand, runs up stairs and says to you, “look i have an upstairs and a bedroom” even though they are sharing this bedroom at Pam’s Promise with a parent and four siblings. When you get to watch the parent grow and the children heal as they work through our program into sustainable housing, you know your donations are working.

While you are planning your year-end financial contributions to a non-profit, please consider Pam’s Promise Transitional Housing. Your support will enable us to continue our mission in your community which relies on donors such as yourself, wanting to make a difference in someone’s life. Pam’s Promise is a not-for-profit and donations are tax exempt.

Please review some of the accomplishments and successes we have made with your help.

• In 2018 we helped 123 individuals which consisted of 45 women, 73 children and three men with an approximate success rate of 85% that graduated from our program and moved into sustainable housing with resources to help them maintain self-sufficiency.

• In late 2018 we were able to open our Vance Street home to intact families and men with children.

• During 2019 we have been able to help 76 individuals thus far which has consisted of 11 men, 21 women and 44 children.

• The key to our success is providing regularly scheduled case management sessions via our paid case managers. This gives our clients face-to-face training sessions and accountability that helps them learn to make the hard choices between needs and wants. During these sessions, clients establish personal goals in the areas of housing, employment/education, finances/budgeting, transportation, health and wellness and over all self-sufficiency. These are all done while learning daily living skills for a healthy environment and taking responsibility for their choices and preparing them for life away from Pam’s Promise. Additional skills are taught through self0esteem workshops, attending monthly nutrition classes, couponing and food saving methods.

• Pam’s Promise has teamed up with other community agencies, such as Cummins, Drug Court, Project Swaddle, Four Anchors, Montgomery County Wellness Coalition and many more in order to provide our clients with the well-rounded education they need in order to become successful, self-sufficient, production citizens of our community.

• Through a MCCF Love Note Grant we participated in National Night Out giving school supplies and shoes to community youth.

Moving into 2020, we hope to continue to expand our services and capacity to better meet the needs of our clients. Sadly, we continue to have a waiting list of men, women and children needing a healthy, safe place to heal and grow through the Pam’s Promise program. Will you consider helping us continue this mission?

Kristi Craft

Executive Director

Pam’s Promise

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