Within any community, there are always people who have and those who have not. Communities that collaborate to share resources are those which have a deeper impact across all sections of society. One shining example of this is 500 Nursing students from the Georgia State University system who provide 35,000 unpaid hours of service annually to a variety of nonprofit organizations within Metro Atlanta.
Students from Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions have been offering their services to one of their neighbors, SafeHouse Outreach, for more than 10 years. Safehouse Outreach supports homeless men and women into a place of stability and independent living. Its mission is to restore lives through faith, love, and compassionate service.
According to an article on GSU.edu, “Twice a week, nursing students give foot care and take blood pressure readings for the SafeHouse clients, called ‘friends.’ Student nurses use foot care time for health evaluations and interpersonal connections.” The interpersonal connection displayed by those students is essential to build trust and showcase care while serving their homeless neighbors.
To read the entire article about GSU Nursing Students serving the homeless in their community, click here.
We, at Sheltering Grace, also utilize interpersonal connections when assisting the homeless mothers and babies we serve. Our ministry provides homeless women who are pregnant the best possible environment to safely deliver their baby. We also provide tools, resources, and life principles to transform their lives so they can make better choices to avoid future homelessness. We welcome your donations and have a variety of ways you can help. Please contact us at 678-337-7858 to learn more. Each mother and baby will be truly grateful for your kindness.
Sheltering Grace Ministry, Ltd. is a 501(c)3 Ltd. non-profit ministry. We resolve the initial crisis of homelessness by providing mothers with a safe place to live during pregnancy. We also equip them with the tools they need to improve decision-making, enhance employment options, and increase family income to act responsibly as the head of their household. All of our services develop their self-reliance to progress to permanent independent living. Please join us in renewing and rebuilding the lives of these brave women – #Be1of5000.