Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank You

"I did not want to leave on Saturday without thanking you for helping me find my way back. When I first came to LPCS, I didn't know how I'd get back on my feet again, I was not sure witch way to turn or where to go, but somehow you helped me find it.
I learned things I never knew I'd have to learn, but I did, and that has now added something to the way I see life. I truly understand what being homeless is, and how we all affect each other's life.
I didn't expect, that it would take 5 months to complete my journey at LPCS, but again, it did, and I'm grateful for the guidance and understanding you have given me so that I could move on, and start a new life journey.
I'll never forget any of you, or the time I spent here. Thank you, for being in my life, and helping me change my life."
--Peggy, LPCS Graduate

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thea graduates!

In the last issue of Transitions (LPCS's print newsletter), you may have read a story about Thea. We wanted to update you on where Thea is today. On March 30th, Thea was finally able to move into her very own one-bedroom apartment! Thea is very grateful for all of the help she received while at LPCS. She has promised to come back and volunteer once she gets settled in. Congratulations, Thea!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Celebrate Our Volunteers!

National Volunteer Week was created in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order to establish the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Running from April 19-25, 2009, Volunteer Appreciation Week is a way to formally recognize all of the amazing work that volunteers do. LPCS would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers. LPCS has been volunteer led since its inception and we appreciate the continuing support that we recieve each year from volunteers!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What LPCS means to me...

LPCS is a place where homeless people can feel safe, comfortable and secure. With the compassionate support of their case managers and other staff, they have the opportunity to change their lives around in a dramatic way so they can walk out of here to live in permanent housing, as fully integrated members of society. LPCS acts as a catalyst for change, which is ultimately directed by the guests, who are responsible for making all the important decisions of their lives. LPCS gives people their lives back.
--Murray Manus, LPCS Case Manager