Rediscovering Community

The memories came flooding back as soon as I stepped into the school building at the Centennial Village Museum in Greeley, Colorado. Even though the small classroom was supposed to represent school life for American children in the 20th century, it was impossible to overlook the similarities between … [Read more...]

Where My Story Begins

A story from the Greenly community Family is everything to me, family represents home and strength. However, when those you love are taken from you through injustices, change becomes a challenge. When I went into work that day, I had no idea what was coming…no one did. When the bell rang for … [Read more...]

Stepping Stones

Mary’s Story. She is 30 years old. I didn’t plan to be homeless… but then, I guess, nobody does. The problems started because I lived in Fort Wayne, but my job was in Avilla – more than a 20 mile drive each way. So having a car was a necessity. But on a limited budget, the car I could afford … [Read more...]

Well Worth the Wait

-As told to Becky Crooks, Student Writer   My journey to Marilyn Ringstaff and the Women of W.O.R.T.H. organization was not a short, easy trip, and though it was a struggle, it made me more appreciative of the wonderful work that Marilyn and her staff do for women everyday. It all began … [Read more...]

I Stopped the Cycle

Rebecca’s Story As told to Victoria Engelhardt   It had been a perfect date. I was fifteen and barely knew what love was, but I thought I could be falling in it. The laughter and flirtation that filled the dimly lit booth in Dairy Queen had put butterflies in my stomach yet put my mind at … [Read more...]

Don’t Believe in Stereotypes

Rex’s Story As told to Missy Reid A pill head is someone who is incoherent, has slurred speech and doesn’t function. She pretty much behaves like a drunk. She can’t get up for work and spends her days in bed or on the couch and hides herself away from family and friends. That was my definition … [Read more...]