Recently, we noticed the same car parked under the street light in our lot for several nights in a row.
“I don’t have anywhere to go. I have a job, I just need to get on my feet,” said the woman in the car. ~ Current Resident of Weaver House
On that morning before the sun was fully up, our Director of Weaver House, Michael Pearson, greeted this woman and welcomed her. As soon as she stepped inside, you could see her body relax and her face light up. She had been in an abusive relationship and struggled to break away.
“I realized that this was not my life, and I could not compromise anymore,” said the woman in the car. ~ Current Resident of Weaver House
She wanted to get back to the life she knew and believed she could live. She chose to leave even though the change meant sleeping in her car.
The light was on at Greensboro Urban Ministry when she mustered the courage to leave. She had a safe place to come and was greeted with open arms. Because of demand, we did not immediately have a bed for her. For a few nights she stayed in the lobby of Weaver House, but now is a resident with a bed of her own working to get back the life she once knew.