“Welcome students, families, and faculty…” These words are often heard this time of year. Graduation is the completion of a program or time of learning. It also indicates that the graduate is ready to move on, often to something more challenging. It is also a celebration of hard work and commitment.
At The Bridge to Hope, the graduation of a Bridge mom is also an exciting time. It is the celebration of a mother moving from homelessness to wholeness. It is the full display of God’s grace and a mother’s choice to submit her life to Him, choosing sobriety, education, and employment. She is preparing herself to overcome whatever obstacles the future may hold, knowing God is always with her. It is a completion of the goals the mother has pursued. It means moving on to accomplish even more challenges and living independently as a single parent.
Your involvement with The Bridge to Hope provides safe and stable housing where a mother can grow and learn. Through your commitment, you encourage and applaud our Bridge moms, a mom like Rochelle, every day. Committed to her sobriety, you helped provide a home where she could flourish and become the mother she was created to be. With this platform, her DCS case was closed; she obtained her high school diploma, completed vocational training, and became a medical assistant. She also became a leader with Beyond Fear to Freedom, sharing the hope that resides in turning your life over to Christ.
Although Rochelle’s season of living at The Bridge to Hope has ended, the love received by her mentoring church team, The Bridge Church, has not. We are honored to celebrate her graduation Dinner in July as she continues to move towards independent living, with Christ leading the way.
Thank you for giving Rochelle the experience of dignity and liberation as she presses forward by God’s strength. If you have an evening free, we welcome you to attend Rochelle’s Bridge Dinner Graduation on July 6th. You can let us know you are coming on our website at www.b2hope.org/newevents