Dear Friends of Harbor House,
On any given night here, in America, there are more than half a million people living on the streets. At Harbor House we meet kids who have aged out of foster care and aged directly into homelessness. We meet lots of grown children who have experienced trauma in their childhood living on the streets. Young adults who are struggling with mental health issues and don’t want help find freedom on the streets.
Elderly men and women who are living on minimum social security because they made minimum wage in their working years struggle every day to stay afloat. They are one broken car, or expensive medical bill away from disaster. Widows and widowers and others whose lives have capsized are living in cars all around us.
Parents who used to work full time jobs in restaurants or motels have lost their jobs and are struggling to put food on the table for their children.
There is so much we don’t know about humanity, but at Harbor House we are certain that these people belong to us. Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries says, “We are sent to the margins not to make a difference but so the folks on the margins will make us different.”
The staff at Harbor House knows that without you, we could not help those who need it most. We are thankful for everything you do and for every dollar you donate.
We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and many reasons to give thanks.