Mattresses Donated to Hope House
Maple Rugs donated to Hope House
Donated by Pat Maples, thank you, Pat! (and, thank you, Carolina Soto).
Sukkot is a time in which we remember the fragility of living without the protection of a secure home. We are outside, at the mercy of the elements, dwelling in huts, similar to how the Israelites did when they journeyed to freedom, through the desert. Today, many people coming out of prison face housing insecurity. We are committed to creating and supporting a house for female-identified returning citizens as they adjust to life outside prison and prepare to live healthfully as they rebuild their lives. During this period in the Jewish calendar when we grapple with repentance and renewal and then immediately begin a celebration in which we dwell in temporary houses, it is appropriate to help support a project that will give women an opportunity to rebuild their lives with support, particularly housing support.
For our supporters who celebrate Sukkot, please consider a donation during this holiday period.
Thank you for our first Sukkot supporter, Rabbi Stephanie Ruskay, Associate Dean, Rabbinical School, The Jewish Theological Seminary.
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Why We Give
S. has just served a total of 23 years in prison. Her last time was for a straight 19 years where she accessed rehabilitation programs, worked and grew personally. She has been home for a year, unable to get a job because of her record, lack of out-of-prison work history and is living in a shelter infested with bed bugs. Hope House will enable S. to break the cycle of prison and homelessness and become the lady she was meant to be.