Young Mother
“A very young mom with a brand new baby was just delighted to receive furniture for both of them. They had nothing; she is very grateful. She is starting a new life with the bad times behind her. Thank you, HomeStart, for helping!”

Assisting Community Partners
Kate Booth Transition House is a residence for women and their children who are fleeing family violence. Many of our residents have left some or all of their belongings behind. We are so very grateful for the kindness and concern demonstrated by the HomeStart team in helping supply what these women need to get back on their feet again. You have greatly helped us improve the quality of our service to these women. God bless you.”

                                 Arlene Peterson, Kate Booth Transition House

A sincere letter from a recipient

The Circle of Support
“A single mother and her three children were ready to move to their new found apartment after being at Fraserside Shelter for 28 days. Staff knew the woman did not have any furniture or household items – a call to Carolyn was very positive. She promised all the essentials and then some. Our client was very appreciative and vowed that she would donate to HomeStart in the future when she got on her feet. The staff at Fraserside Shelter firmly believe that Homestart will hear from this woman one day – this time it will be to give.

An elderly woman who had just lost her son to cancer asked a friend what she should do with all his furniture and household items. Her friend works at Fraserside Shelter and suggested she call HomeStart. Within a couple of days the team arrived to pick up the items. With the utmost respect and understanding for the woman’s sadness, they loaded the truck very carefully and thanked her for her kindness. This woman has told many people since of the good work HomeStart does for people less fortunate.”

                                 Lynn Hiller, Fraserside Community Services