Today (3/23/2016) I observed four intakes of all different people in all different predicaments, all of different backgrounds. A client came in today that really touched my heart. A woman in her thirties came in with a little girl around my oldest son’s age, I assumed this little princess was her daughter because of the age of the woman. The woman and child were called in by Donna for an intake and I was given the opportunity to observe this intake. This woman expressed that she was in need of furniture, clothing and housewares, she explained that this little girl was her granddaughter and she has had temporary custody of her since December because the little girl’s parents are incarcerated awaiting trial. I asked when the little girl’s birthday is and the grandmother stated that her birthday just passed in December. How sad is it that this little girl lost both of her parents in the same month as her third birthday - my heart literally broke for this child......READ MORE
In addition to being a non-profit organization, Acts 4 also acts as a training and community service site. Our facility provides valuable vocational training for students with intellectual disabilities. We host 10-14 local Greater Waterbury area high school students up to 3 times each week. We also host individuals who are doing community service for either educational requirement or to repay a debt.
You are a blessing to us, and we hope to continue our partnership. Our students grow a great deal from being involved in community service, and that is certainly the most important thing. Thank you very, very much!
- Barbara Marroquin, Kaynor Tech High School SkillsUSA Club Instructor
You guys are doing life changing work.
– Shakirah Howard, CHD Hospitality Center Coordinator