Kali Fabal, Southeast Clinical Director for Lutheran Services Florida, was telling her team member to stop spending so much of their personal money on groceries for their immigrant clients. While Kali admired counselor Diana Davila’s commitment, Diana was using so much of her personal time, money and other resources to make sure families in the area had enough to eat.
The past 18 months have been trying for people across the world, yet in the midst of great loss and confusion, there is still so much to be grateful for. If you have been struggling to step into gratitude lately (especially as we enter into a season of Thanksgiving), here are three tips to help you alter your perspective.
She came through the door with the support of her walker, and it was clear she was distraught, frustrated.
Simeon—an Early Childhood Service Coordinator at a Children’s Board Family Resource Center, managed by LSF– knew there was something wrong, and prepared himself to offer support.
It was getting a little out of control, but he didn’t trust that anyone could help.
Dalton, a teen at the Oasis Youth Shelter in Fort Myers, needed a haircut, but there were obstacles.
“My hair had grown out bad but I didn’t have no money to get [a haircut].”
As Afghan and Haitian refugees are forced to leave the volatile and unsafe conditions of their home countries and make their way to the United States, LSF is working hard to arrange housing assistance, provide food, secure medical support, offer translation services, and equip them with pathways to employment and self-sufficiency.
As an extension of its ongoing support of Lutheran Services Florida, Bank of America has partnered with CVS Health to fund a no-cost flu voucher program to support primarily under-resourced communities of color. The vouchers will be available to LSF clients beginning October 11, 2021 through March 31, 2022.