Our Commitment to Giving Back

I am proud to say I give back in many ways but there are a few places I am most proud and want to share with you. The places below I regularly donate and support them in their cleaning products needs without charge. Maybe you will find one or all of these organizations inspiring like I did and want to lend a helping hand too.

RUTH HOUSE:

Ruth House is a transitional shelter for women in crisis who possess a strong desire to overcome their life wounds, addictions, and/or addictive behaviors. This is accomplished through a research based, systematic program that includes bible study, group and individual counseling, and connections with the community.  We teach women how to live a healthy lifestyle under the Lordship of Christ.  We help women set goals, find employment and establish a permanent residence.   Ruth House was founded in March of 2006 due to the high number of women with children who struggle with various issues of addiction and are in need of guidance and help in reconstructing their lives and the lives of their families.

THE HOUSE: This 5 Bedroom/2 bath home is located in North Lake County, near downtown Umatilla. The home is an updated southern cracker home with a spacious front porch and big yard. It has a feeling of hominess and safety which is enhanced with our live-in house mother. Our home is a truly beautiful facility with many amenities where women can heal, learn, and live together.  We house up to 10 women at a time.  Some rooms can accommodate children as well.  We are located very close to convenience stores and several restaurants. The Ruth House is physically located at 311 S. Central Ave. Umatilla FL 32784.

STREET TEAM MOVEMENT:

Street Team Movement’s laundry program is called (Re):New. The goal of (Re): New is to provide a safe place for our clients to wash their clothes. Street Team Movement provides the location and any resources needed to perform laundry duties; our clients are required to make and keep their own appointments. Most homeless individuals either contend with dirty clothes or seek out new clothing as opposed to simply washing the clothes that they already have. In partnership with Thornton Park Coin Laundry, we are able to renew not only our clients clothes, but their hope and outlook on themselves. A fresh change of newly washed clothes should not be taken for granted.

Twice a week, an average of 212 people laundry. Which is about 424 loads of laundry. An average of $8 per person, so an average monthly total of $1,696. We have been proving laundry services since April, 2014. Year to date we have done 22,048 loads of laundry for 11,024 people. We have used an average of $20,352 in quarters to do laundry (Which comes to 1,017 pounds of quarters). streetmovement.org

FORWARD PATHS… for those aging out of the foster care system. – forwardpaths.org

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to live up to their full potential. Our focus is on our community’s homeless youths and those who are aging out of foster care.

We believe together we can create a path that leads to independence. Our vision is of a supportive community that aids in acquiring housing, transportation, job skills, and other needed services that will direct them on a forward path to success. With the support of our community, these vulnerable youth will flourish, uniting voices of change around the world.

Inclusion statement: Forward Paths encourages principles of fairness, social justice, and equality in relation to race, color, disability, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, and all other identities represented among our diverse population.

P.O.Box 492109, Leesburg, Florida 34749
Email: info@forwardpaths.org

HUMANE SOCIETY OF LAKE COUNTY:

Please everyone, bring all your newspapers, magazines, and other papers to the shelter and help us fill it to the top! The proceeds from this will benefit our shelter tremendously!

BE SURE TO CHECK THEIR WISH LIST: humanelake.com

16435 McKinley Road, Umatilla, FL 32784
Phone: 352.589.7400
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