For nearly 14 years, Touching Heart has helped women and children with resources, referrals and rebuilding their lives. It is now time to provide a must needed service by opening The Brooks J. Young Home. The Brooks J. Young Home promises to secure the safety of women and children, provide services to meet the needs for each resident individually and most importantly, allow women the chance to rebuild their lives so they’re able to become self-sufficient for themselves and their children.
We are seeking sponsors for homes in Michigan, Georgia, and California. We are praying that we will have a few benefactors so that we are able to move to the second phase of our organization’s needs.
Living in a shelter at the age of 31 opened my eyes to what women experience from the time they are leaving an abusive relationship to the restoration process. Although, I was homeless, I never thought to give up the ministry God had given me due to experiencing trials and tribulations. I understood that God was using me to gain a better understanding of domestic violence, homeless and restoration. –Brooks J. Young, founder and executive director
On Saturday, June 16th, Jackie Gray, an instructor for Living Waters Yoga hosted a fundraiser for Touching Heart. Our executive director, Brooks J. Young, attended the event and shared her story of survival, purpose and the mission of the organization. It was well received.
We would like to thank Jackie for her support and theLiving Water Yogaowners and co-founders, Melissa Gray and Sarah Holder, for hosting the event.
About Living Waters Yoga
Living Waters Yoga is a place of love, restoration, fellowship, peace, and Spirit. Living Waters Yoga integrates Bible reading, Christian worship music, meditation and prayer into every practice. Our teachers are certified and dedicated to providing you with an extraordinary experience. We offer classes for all levels of new and veteran yogis.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they will be sending new Medicare cards to consumers starting in April 2018. In order to provide uninterrupted access to care, service providers should help consumers prepare for the change. CMS has published resources in English and Spanish to help beneficiaries understand the change.
On Christmas Eve, in partnership withStephen Temple COGIC, Touching Heart donated hope bags for the homeless while Stephen Temple supplied a hot meal, fruit and prayer warriors. Together we spent a few hours loving on the community and uplifting those who are often forgotten during the holiday season. The smiles and tears on the faces of the men, women and children were the best gifts EVER!
God placed the homeless on First Lady Colbert’s heart and because of her faithfulness and an ear to hear from God lives will never be the same. She cooked an amazing meal covered in prayer and love. She fed them a meal from her heart!
As a homeless survivor, I can say that when people take a moment out of the day to think of someone who is less fortunate gives hope to the person facing hardship. I know that through this act of kindness good seeds have been planted in those individuals lives. Touching Heart is back doing our work in the community. We have great things coming in 2018!
A special thanks to the Bush Familyfor their generous donations for our Hope Bags!