Dignifying

People who struggle with mental wellness are today's "least of these" (Mathew 25). The stigma of mental illness is overwhelming to many - shunned, rejected, and made to feel unworthy. To counter these issues, we provide individual bedrooms for our residents to build their self-esteem and confirm that we know they ARE worth it.  Having their own room allows them a personal space to escape when they need to be alone, an area that allows them to avoid other residents who may be having a bad day, and most importantly, a space where have the quiet time needed by all humans to be alone with their God and build the necessary relationship with Him that brings wholeness to everyone. As this critical relationship grows, residents discover their true identity. They soon understand they have worth, God-given worth, and that they have always had it despite their struggles and treatment here on earth. As a result, their dignity is restored.