First Family in New Apartment!

Last month we were able to move a family of three (a single mom and two teenagers) into affordable housing through our partnership with The Well. This will be the first family in our Housing Support Services to take advantage of this new partnership!

This family is now safe, in affordable housing. Mom is now able to save money and focus on the needs of her children without worrying about losing their home. Now living closer to Mom’s place of employment, she is able to increase to full-time hours! Mom is now beginning to establish a working budget, which will leave a positive impact on her finances. Volunteers from Hopewell United Methodist Church have helped Mom to increase her support circle. These loving volunteers will provide everyone in the family with new friendships. With the specific goal of homeownership becoming a reality within the next 3-4 years, this affordable housing has empowered Mom to save for her family’s future. 

With partnerships with churches such as The Well, we are able to have the flexibility and resources we need to serve our participants. 

*Participant and family’s identities have been censored due to safety concerns. 

**Picture features Melissa H., a Lead Family Resource Coordinator for Good Samaritan Services, and Keith Wilburn, Director of The Well.

More About The Well

The Well is a community center that was started by Hopewell United Methodist Church in 2017 with the mission of “sharing God’s love with the Downingtown area by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual support to the community.”  The Well offers after-school and summer programs for children from the community; classes for senior citizens that include art, exercise, yoga, and Bible study; Celebrate Recovery large and small groups, ESL classes, a cancer art therapy group, and a transitional housing program.  All of The Well’s programs and classes are free to the public and are open to everyone.