With St. Patrick’s Day coming this weekend, we’re looking forward to celebrating with family, friends and sharing laughter and good cheer surrounding the holiday. From green decor to festive parades, St. Patrick’s Day is always a great introduction to warmer weather and the beginning of spring.
This week, while we’re prepping for St. Patrick’s Day, we’d also like to remind our community about the families with children experiencing homelessness served by our organization. These families are experiencing this phase of life not because of bad luck, but often due to unforeseen circumstances such as having hours cut back at work an increase in medical bills, or, out of necessity, having to flee a situation of domestic abuse.
Once these families come to us and get settled into their new homes, they immediately begin working on getting back on their feet. A process which, in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, takes more than just luck! Thomas Jefferson, our nation’s third President, embodied what it takes to succeed in life when he said, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
For Harford Family House clients, hard work can be seen in the single mother who landed a full-time job after applying daily for open positions around town. In the father who checks in weekly with his Harford Family House case manager to update them on the affordable housing options near his job he’s submitted applications to. It can also be seen in the grandmother working to improve her mental health by meeting with our on-site therapist who visits us weekly from Villa Maria. Hard work comes in many different forms, and we assure you the accomplishments of our families don’t just happen by luck.
If you’re looking to learn more about Harford Family House, our work, the families we serve and ways for you to get involved, we encourage you to get in contact with us today. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (410) 273-6700.