After several months of hard work and planning, we’re excited to announce that Place of Promise, CUMAC’s supportive housing program, officially has a new home! As many of you already know, we decided to move the program to a new location in an effort to give our residents more space and better amenities. We first mentioned our plans to move in our newsletter and we were blown away by the outpouring of support in response to the article. Many of you answered our call by donating household items, furniture, glassware and so much more.
Thanks to your support, Place of Promise is fully furnished and truly feels like a home. We’re now a few weeks in and our residents couldn’t be happier! Our residents love their new space and wanted us to let you know that they are so grateful for all the wonderful donations and household items.
“What a gift this has been” says Bob, one of our residents. “It’s the kind of home I’ve always wanted.” Another one of our residents told us that he’s never felt safer. “We’re in a nice neighborhood now and that makes me feel good at the end of the day. We can sit outside, enjoy the weather, without having to worry. It’s a good feeling.” Another resident put it simply: “If this isn’t a blessing, I don’t know what is."
We look forward to giving you more updates from Place of Promise in the weeks ahead. From the residents and all of our staff, thank you for your continued support of programs like this one. Together, we’re changing lives!