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Review for Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc., Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a founding Board member, I have observed hundreds of families arrive at WIHN with their lives in shambles since July of 1994. After a week or so at WIHN, families become more relaxed and begin to have hope for getting back on their feet. They begin to have confidence that their personalized plan worked out with staff is beginning to work. Lives are impacted in life changing ways. I will illustrate with a story about an experience a volunteer at my church had with a mother and her teenage son. The volunteer was playing basketball in the gym with the son, and became impressed with him and how he conducted himself. The next day, the volunteer had occasion to take the mother to an appointment. The volunteer told the mother that she was doing a wonderful job raising her son, then noticed that a tear was running down the mother's cheek. "Is something wrong." the volunteer asked. "No," the mother responded. "Noone ever told me before that I am a good mother." This is just one example of many that demonstrates how families are positively impacted by WIHN on their journey back to independence.

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Role:  Board Member