This has been a heart breaking week so far for The Sparrow’s Nest.
I’ve had numerous calls from young girls who were pregnant or parenting sweet little babies and had no place to go. I had another call from a caseworker still looking for a safe place for his 16 year old client and her 4 month old baby. I looked into the eye of a mother of 13 year old girl who has struggled for months with so many self destructive behaviors. The family just needed a moment of peace.
However, the stark reality is the 3-4 teen shelters in the entire St. Louis metro are full. They’ve started waiting lists again. “No room in the Inn” has taken on another meaning during this holiday season. We’ve started referring girls out of the area. Some are willing to leave what they know. Others can’t imagine being away from their familiar surroundings during this hard time in their lives. Things look pretty bleak.
But, you are hope. And you can make space for even more hope.
Your prayers can help bring light to these dark places.
Your creativity can bring answers to these problems.
Your generosity can help Build The Nest
for a safe and secure place for these innocent babies and their young mothers.
We need champions who will give sacrificially for such a time as this. Please donate whatever you can, $1, $10, $20, $100.
Let’s make space for hope together.