FAMILIES IN CRISIS
Here are just a few raw stories of real lives of people who have come through the Agape House doors. These individuals live among us and are needing help and hope. These families want to stay together, they want a place to call home, they want a normal life, and they want to succeed.
Real Stories, Real Situations
Each family has their own story that has lead them to homelessness. In each case, a family has run out of money. Often due to their lack of experience, sickness, abusive relationships, or loss of employment Agape House aids in rescuing these families by giving them a home and a chance for a “do-over”. Doesn’t everyone deserve a do-over at some point in time?
One mom with 4 children was in an abusive marriage. The final straw came when her husband threatened to kill her in front of her children. She fled with the children and moved to Prescott. She hoped to live with family here, but the family was not able to help. She lived in fear that her husband would find her. She and the children are now safe in Agape House. “I didn’t think we had a chance to be helped out of our situation and now have safe, warm, clean housing. But… when my trust was at its lowest, our Lord shined thru and I and family were giving new safe housing.” “We now have an after school routine, cook dinner together, and praise God for the hope He gave us through Agape House.”
A young woman emancipated herself at 16 years old from her biological family because of unimaginable abusive situations. Unfortunately, she didn’t have the training or understanding of how to take care of herself and in order to survive soon was trapped into a life of prostitution on the street. She became pregnant and had a young son. She found herself alone. In desperation, she reached out to Agape House.
A father was living in a small trailer that he rented with his 3 young children. The owner sold the trailer, forcing the dad and children to live in their small car. The dad was then injured working at his part time job, and was without a job. With no place to live, they parked in church and Wal-Mart parking lots. The children washed up at school and the dad at the YMCA until they were told to leave. After school, the family would stay at the library until it closed. In desperation, the father reached out to Agape House.