I “speak up” for homeless children “who cannot speak for themselves.” I do not need statistics to tell me that there is a tremendous need in the CSRA for additional bed space for homeless women and their children. I receive several phone calls almost every day from desperate women and can hear their children in the background. Saying “we have no space” is very difficult. I listen to their stories and refer them to other shelters – usually in other towns if they have transportation. Julie’s House does not have the resources or enough support to fully address the need. We do the best that we can. Please shop and/or volunteer at our thrift store, tell your friends about our ministry, be our advocate with your church or civic organization, and give a few dollars.
“Homelessness influences every facet of a child’s life – from conception to young adulthood. A review of a well-established body of research on childhood homelessness reveals a profound and accumulative negative effect on the development of children, leading many to repeat the cycle of homelessness as adults. Homelessness inhibits the physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development of children.” (A report prepared for the Family Housing Fund, December 1999, By Ellen Hart-Shegos, Hart-Shegos and Associates, Editor: Anne Ray)
AND THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS GOES ON AND ON - FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT!
A ladies group from North Augusta Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints donated “birthday bags” for the women and children at our shelter. Each bag contained the “makings” for a birthday cake, candles, and a card. What a unique and sweet idea. Thank you, ladies!
Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church ladies donated lots of paper and cleaning products for our shelter. Thank you, ladies, for your kindness and support!
Our Making Ends Meet Bargain Center Annual Independence Day Celebration and Sale will be Saturday, June 25th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will have our usual fantastic bargains and food concession. A hot dog with chili, coleslaw, and all the condiments; drink; and chips will be $5.00. Tickets are available from our Board Members, at the thrift store, and the day of the event.
Julie’s House will be participating in the annual “Time to Care Family Fair” Saturday, May 21st, at Augusta Common from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is sponsored by WRDW – TV News 12 and the public is invited. There will be food vendors, entertainment, inflatables, and games for the children. Thank you, Channel 12 and staff, for including our ministry in your awesome event and for your kindness and generosity throughout the years.
This year’s newsletters are Volume XII. I wrote the first newsletter twelve years ago. I have many supporters that have been on board from day one and Julie’s House could not have survived without them. A huge “thank you” to all of them!
God bless America!
- Saturday, May 21st - WRDW TV 12 News “Time to Care Family Fair” – 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM Augusta Common
- Saturday, June 25th - Independence Day Celebration & Sale - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Making Ends Meet Bargain Center – La Petite Plaza off of Washington Road between CSRA Camperland and Bojangle’s. Hot Dog – Drink – Chips Combo – Tickets $5.00
Board of Directors
- Michael J. Armstrong, President
- Brenda J. Smith, Board Member
- Isaac C. Askew, III, Vice-President
- Annette S. Dumais, Board Member
- Virginia W. Summerall, Treasurer
- Patricia B. Bourke, Executive Director
Julie’s House, Inc., is incorporated as a nonprofit organization, is registered with the Georgia
Secretary of State, and has 501(c)(3) status with the IRS. All contributions are tax deductible.