The Adio* family was part of the Bantu tribe, whose ancestors were brought to Somalia as slaves. This led to their discrimination during civil war in Somalia. Rebel forces raided their village, and raped and killed many women and children. Mr. Adio was an English teacher in Somalia, something many of the rebel forces frowned
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MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN SEVERE POVERTY More than 3.2 million people in Florida live in severe poverty. That’s over 15 percent of our state’s population. THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES ARE HOMELESS Over 43,000 people in Florida face homelessness: 40 percent are families, and 20 percent are children under 8 years old. TROUBLED AND RUNAWAY
HELPING THE HOMELESS Our Homeless Program provides employment counseling and support so the homeless can find jobs and regain their God-given sense of dignity. Last year, friends like you helped 584 homeless people! FEEDING HUNGRY CHILDREN Our Child Care Food Program gives children in low-income families access to more than 50,000 nutritious meals every day.
When Billy was 6, he suddenly changed from a happy, adventurous child to being clingy and anxious. He feared going into any bathroom, and he started waking at night, screaming about monsters. After months of this, Billy revealed his monster’s name—Uncle Joe. Billy was afraid, but he didn’t tell because he feared his mommy would
Marie Mitchell is a single mom who was doing her best to raise four children after escaping a domestic violence situation. But she found herself struggling to earn enough money to support her kids. Thankfully, her situation came to the attention of a Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) caseworker, and we encouraged her to enroll her