The past three months have been one of the most humbling and rewarding experiences of my life. It has made me realize just how truly blessed I am. The term “homeless” has now taken on new meanings for me. From the conversations I’ve had on the phone with women whose husbands have left their families, to the young women who found themselves pregnant with nowhere to turn, to the people who families have told them to leave, to the men, women, and especially the children, who have come through the door at Aurora, to the women who have suffered physical, mental, and sexual abuse in their lives, and those who have physical and mental disabilities — the term “homeless” is no longer a word, but a human being like myself with a face and story to tell.

It continues to be a privilege to serve with the staff of Aurora and help the clients of Aurora. Each of them has a special place in my heart for the work that they do every day!