"I was a stranger and you welcomed me. . ." (Matthew 25:35)
Each day, women arrive at emergency shelters with nothing - no clothing, no sleepwear, no shampoo, no toothpaste . . .
Each year during Lent we collect self-care items and create welcome bags so that women can receive all that they might need to make their stay more comfortable.
Auberge Madeleine is a short-term emergency shelter for women who need a safe and supportive environment for a few days or a few weeks. They provide assistance with logistical tasks like job-searching and apartment hunting, and they help to empower their clients by providing opportunities for them to express themselves through art and by helping them to discover their unique strengths and abilities.
We are pleased to support the important work of Auberge Madeleine in this small way, and we pray that women everywhere might have the opportunity to thrive.