Tara I need to thank you and your organization. It has been one year clean for me and I could not have done this without you. All the times in the beginning all phone calls at crazy times, you were there. If I needed a place, ride, food you were there. You were friendly and tough when you had to be. You called me out on my BS. I would not be where I am today. I am fixing relationships with family, attending meetings I thank God you didn’t give up on me.
Thank you BFO for helping our family find an apartment in the area we needed to stay in. You helped with all our school supplies for the kids and supplied the nursery for the baby. We are all set. I don’t know what we would have done without you.
“To make a long story short, we bought our home a year ago when we both were working. Due to certain restrictions, we had to remove the oil tank. We couldn’t cook on our stove and had to use kerosene heaters to heat the house. Just when we thought we finally got things financially settled, I had a traumatic accident. We are now down to one income! We needed propane installed to be able to cook and heat our house. Thanks to this wonderful group, Between Friends Outreach, we can finally cook meals and heat our home. Everyone involved was extremely wonderful!”
- Laurie, Client
"Our family became homeless six months ago and we found ourselves and four children living in a motel room. Between Friends Outreach has helped our family tremendously! They helped us pay for our room if we found ourselves short on cash. We were connected to multiple agencies and people in the community. they helped us with food, diapers, gas and any other needs we had, such as kids’ clothes, etc. This group purchased a family pass to the community pool since the kids couldn’t play outside at the motel. Money was raised to help us purchase a mobile home! They taught us how to budget our money and sustain our family on the income we have. Our vehicle was very old and when it broke down, Between Friends Outreach donated a van to our family! This is an amazing and caring group of people and we thank God everyday for putting them in our lives. We can’t wait to be able to pay it forward.”
"“I was not from Pennsylvania; I was a stay at home mother and hadn’t worked in five months due to the birth of my youngest son. The next thing I know, I’m about to be evicted because my boyfriend and I split-up and he’d taken the baby. I had no money, no job, and absolutely nobody. My nearest family members were an hour and a half away. One day, I was in the public library using their Wi-Fi to research resources and I overheard a woman discussing “housing” to someone on the phone. As I finished up yet another online job application, I got up the nerve to approach the woman and asked her if she could help me. After I told her about my situation, the first thing she did was give me a huge hug. It felt so good to have somebody hug me, even if it was a stranger. She immediately started writing down resources for me. She then said she had to text the director about me. When I left the library I had received a phone call from the director, Tara. Since then, Tara has been working around the clock making calls and sending emails. From the moment I spoke with her on the phone, I felt the courage that I can do this. In a short time, I filed for custody, got my old job back, have been contacting many people, and have done everything Tara has asked of me. I’m still going and am hitting each goal on my list. I’m very thankful I was connected with Tara. If it hadn’t been for her helping me, I would still be at square one facing homelessness.”
— Deb, Client