We exist to support people in under served communities by providing access to resources and services that empower individuals and families in being whole and making choices that work for their specific needs.
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
After being forced to separate from my family, I was in a very broken condition. I had many contacts in many areas, but was drawn to Cherish Families. They reached out to me; stabilizing my life. They gave me hope and encouragement to engage life again. I felt comfortable with their unbiased service and understanding for my culture and faith.
After one and a half years of separation and no communication with my family, I was informed that my wife had suffered a massive stroke. She was on full life support and her family was considering “pulling the plug.” The hospital was told that I had divorced my wife and refused to give me any information. I reached to Cherish Families and their network of volunteers; the “information” was corrected. I was able to reunite with my wife and take charge of her care. I was in frequent contact with Cherish Families and received coaching/mentoring from several volunteers.
I am grateful for the stability, support, education, mentoring and encouragement that I have received through Cherish Families. You have made a profound difference in my life and the lives of my family.
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