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Welcome to Pathways' blog. Here, you will find actual stories of the actual women and children whom we serve. You can see their faces. You can share in their hopes and dreams. You will also find posts about events happening at Pathways and how friends like you are making a difference. We hope you enjoy!

Worth a thousand words: The story of Lois

Worth a thousand words: The story of Lois

Since then, Lois hadn’t been coming to the Day Center as regularly. Then yesterday, she made an appearance, and I decided to see how she was doing. Here is the inspirational conversation that we had:

JE: Hi, how have you been?
L: I’m doing better. I am staying at the Fellowship House and I’ve been clean for 30 days.
JE: That is amazing! Well, do you remember when you were at Pathways, and a photographer came and snapped your picture?
L: Yes!
JE: Well, I posted that photo on our Facebook page earlier this week. Let me show you. You look amazing. By the way, what is your name?
L: Thank you. I feel good. My name is Lois.
JE: Hi Lois, is it okay if we talk about your success and being clean?
L: Yes.
I showed her the photo and then we chatted.

L: (After looking at picture and smiling) Wow!
JE: Can you see a difference in the woman in the photo and the woman here today?
L: Yes.
JE: I can too! Is it okay if I take another picture of you? I would like to share your story.
L: Yes. Can I have a copy?
JE: Sure! What made you want to go into the Fellowship House?
L: I wanted to get off the streets. I didn’t want to be out there anymore.
Someone once stated that a picture is worth a thousand words. Typically, I would agree. However, in this case, her words were worth more than the picture.

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