WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Nov. 21, 2019 —Wichita Falls branch of Alsco, Inc., the premier linen and uniform services company, recently donated to the Wichita Falls Faith Mission. Since 1958, Wichita Falls Faith Mission has stood as a place of faith, hope and love for the homeless and displaced in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area.
“First of all thank you for thinking of us and generously giving a gift to the New Beginnings for women program. Our mission is to provide Christ-centered programs and services that lead the homeless toward self-sufficiency,” said Lyka Bennett, assistant director of development, Wichita Falls Faith Mission.
The Wichita Falls Faith Mission New Beginnings program is an eight-month recovery program designed for women seeking victory over addictive behaviors. The goal of New Beginnings is to transform the minds and hearts of those in the program to avoid falling back into destructive patterns. Participants find renewed hope as they discover a higher purpose for their lives.
“Wichita Falls Faith Mission recently opened Victory House to help women transition out of homelessness. Being that this is a brand new home program, we wanted to be sure that it got off to a great start,” said Lindsay Wise, HR manager, Alsco Wichita Falls.
“By breaking the cycle of addiction for one person, their entire family benefits. Faith Mission’s New Beginnings Program helps many women break that cycle, and our entire community reaps the benefits of that new hope,” said Wise.
“The donation from Alsco helps us further our mission by providing funding for our New Beginnings program, which equips women with the tools to overcome addiction,” said Bennett. “Program participants are provided shelter, food and a recovery and work therapy program in a Christian setting at no cost to them. We wouldn’t be able to provide this program without the help of generous supporters like Alsco.”
About the Wichita Falls Faith Mission
Wichita Falls Faith Mission has stood as a place of faith, hope and love for the homeless and displaced in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area since 1958. This mission has brought opportunities to help individuals and families rewrite their stories and experience new and brighter futures. The vision of Wichita Falls Faith Mission is to eliminate homelessness in the community one person and one family at a time. Wichita Falls Faith Mission operates in three locations: Faith Refuge, Faith Mission and Faith Resale & Donation Center. Faith Refuge is our homeless shelter location for women and children. Faith Mission is our homeless shelter location for men and families. At both shelters, meals are provided three times a day, and shelter is provided for those facing homelessness. We offer case management to clients, whereby they create individualized plans so they may take steps toward self-sufficiency. Individuals in our shelters may also join an addiction recovery program or a job-readiness program. Faith Resale & Donation Center receives contributions of clothing, household items and furniture. Profits from the store help with operating expenses for Faith Refuge and Faith Mission. It also allows men and women in the addiction recovery programs to gain job skills so they can add job experience to their résumés. The program is free to all participants. For more information, please call Faith Mission at 940-723-5663 or Faith Refuge at 940-322-4673.