Then Jesus said, “Come to me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
As we strive to serve those most in need in our community, we recognize that many people feel overburdened by life’s circumstances. And we know that every person is dealing with a different set of complex emotions. With that in mind, we focus on developing empathetic relationships that address all our clients’ emotional needs, and that help us move our clients toward emotional wholeness.
We’re the largest provider of financial assistance in the community. This is because of the generous donations we receive and because of the purposeful services each client receives when he or she meets with our Cup of Kindness coordinator. Each person has a story to tell, and each person is given the opportunity to share that story. Within this caring, productive environment, people are free to share their hurts, their fears, their joys.
When we meet with a client on a consistent basis, trust is built, and emotions are shared. We can’t realistically meet the practical needs of our clients without addressing the underlying factors that have created those needs. Clients are given the opportunity to share who they are, and what has brought them to us. When someone feels that he or she is being heard and understood, emotional wholeness can be achieved.