Bemidji, MN, May 02, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- About Sandy Hennum
“I don’t see people as their circumstances, I see people as their possibilities,” says Ours to Service House of Hospitality Executive Director Sandy Hennum. Ours to Service House of Hospitality is a social services organization which provides temporary shelter and support services for families experiencing homelessness. Their vision of strengthening the community by assisting families to break the cycle of homelessness is accomplished by incorporating their three core values: Family Focus through identifying and achieving dreams and goals; Respect by honoring individual differences and unique needs with kindness, compassion, and integrity; Collaboration by creating strong communities through participation in the planning and coordination of the continuum of services for families on a regional level.
Ms. Hennum believes having the honor of working with families experiencing homelessness has been a journey of a lifetime. In her own words, Ms. Hennum states, “Village of Hope creates an environment in which people begin to see their possibilities and a powerful future for themselves and their children. Poverty is complicated and is affected by so many issues. These issues create generational poverty. Our vision is to strengthen our community by assisting families to break the cycle of homelessness.
“We work with the adults and the children to create a powerful future. The parents attend classes in budgeting, parenting, self -development, goal setting, and the power of positive thinking to name a few. The children attend classes with a trained parent/child educator and work with physical, emotional awareness and coping strategies as well as healthy life style choices. Village of Hope is a part of a caring community that collaborates with our families for their future. We have a Nice Ride station for bicycle transportation and are working with a functional medicine organization, True North and Nutritious Weighs on stress reduction, mindfulness, and nutrition to add value and education of the families at Village of Hope. These collaborations also let families know that they are not forgotten and not alone. Homelessness creates an environment of loneliness. Relationships are the difference for all of us and at Village of Hope we strive to develop and maintain lasting relationships with families experiencing homelessness.
“I have the opportunity to help people see their potential, all they are capable of achieving. To provide them with confidence and hope. Changing lives one family at a time.”
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