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    Update on New Women and Children shelter

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    The Building of the New Shelter

    A Ray of Hope strives to meet the Flathead community’s needs and the biggest need we face currently is the lack of shelter for homeless women and children.  Because of this, A Ray of Hope has a vision to build a facility that will house up to 25 women and children, to help these families thrive.  We invite you to be part of this new ministry.  With God’s blessing we are going to begin construction as soon as the project is funded.  The new shelter will be located across the street from our existing A Ray of Hope office and main homeless shelter at 46 5th Ave West in Kalispell, MT.  It will be a three story structure with a total of 4920 sq. ft. and will be capable of housing 25 women and children.  A Ray of Hope will offer each family a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”, in order to build self-respect and dignity.
     
     A Ray of Hope provides a safe harbor for those in the community with nowhere else to turn. Those who seek help are provided with food, clothing, shelter and most importantly, job training which provides an avenue to develop competency in meeting life’s financial, emotional, family, legal and rehabilitation challenges.
     
    “A HAND UP NOT A HAND OUT” is a community effort. Right now A Ray of Hope is looking for community help and funding. You can help us by providing:   
     Labor
     Supplies
     Building Materials
     Donation Dollars
     
     Spreading the need to others.  WE HAVE SPEAKERS AND A DVD.
     
     
    We are requesting that if you will consider sharing it with your church, small group, business organizations, neighbors and family, or with anyone whom you believe would have a heart to be part of an old fashioned house raising for mothers who find themselves homeless with children. We are looking to provide a safety net for mothers as they learn to rise above their situation so they can properly train and care for their children.