Purses, handbags and awesome munchies with desserts were presented to everyone who entered the Advent Lutheran Center. Some were curious about the changes made by Lutheran Ministries of Mercy and others were women looking for just the right gift for themselves or others on their holiday list.
With all these 90+ degree hot and humid days, I am anxiously awaiting the fall weather! As I write this, I am thinking about the horrific violence that has happened in our country and the world these past few weeks – the young men killed in Minnesota and Baton Rouge, the five police officers gunned down in Dallas and three more in Baton Rouge, and the 84 people killed in France by the man driving a truck down the promenade after their Bastille Day celebration. This follows previous attacks in France, Belgium and a night club in Florida.
Recently Samantha, a mother referred by The Cocoon Shelter sought support through LSS services to heal from domestic violence and a growing addiction to pain medication. After assessment by drug and alcohol counselor, J. Johnson, CDCA, she was entered into the Suboxone program with on-going recovery groups to address both substance abuse and trauma issues.
The Scott High School Community Hub serves as an anchor for the community and neighborhood. It is characterized by extend hours, service and relationships. The key to this strategy is providing support for children, while bringing services directly to the neighborhood helping knit the community together. A neighborhood of people having their needs met while building community with each other is a neighborhood that ultimately takes care of one another.
13th Annual International Human Trafficking & Social Justice Conference on September 22 – 23, 2016 will be hosted by the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition at the University of Toledo Human Trafficking and Social Justice Institute.