Emily Reddel and Olivia Meyer have been such a blessing to everyone at Homestead. Emily and Olivia interned this last semester. Both are delightful young women whose positive attitudes, warm smiles, and loving dispositions blessed all involved, Homesteaders and volunteers alike.
Both Emily and Olivia recently graduated college, Emily from K-State in Human Development and Family Studies, and Olivia from MCC, in counseling. While here, they organized the volunteer training event, assisted Deb, helped the House Managers, and most importantly, poured into the Ladies. Olivia co facilitated group and formed a life long friendship, beyond a mentoring role with one of the Homestead gals.
Emily is moving back to her home town, Omaha, where she will work with special needs children. Of her time at Homestead, Emily said, “What a great experience! I’m so thankful for all the wonderful people I’ve gotten to know and grow with and for everything I’ve learned.”
Olivia has been accepted into a graduate program in counseling at MidAmerica Nazarene University and plans to become a therapist. While at MCC, Olivia was awarded the Young Thunder Award for her work outside campus, including her work at Homestead.
We were all blessed beyond measure to have Emily and Olivia intern at Homestead and wish them all the best in their bright futures. (Post written by Diane Clark)
April 18th-24th was National Crime Victims' Rights Week. The third week of April 2021 was National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, a week that honors victims of crime, to recognize successes and restate our commitment to serving these brave victims.
For survivors of commercial sexual exploitation, not only are they victims of crime, they also are often charged for crimes committed against them. This week we recognize these crimes, and recognize the weight of criminal relief for survivors.
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Deb (Executive Director) and Diane (Support Group Leader and Board Member) recently had the honor of attending the wedding of Cynthia Bressler and Andrew Marsh. Cynthia volunteered in several capacities over the last few years including strip club outreach, co leading support group and mentor. Cynthia graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work and works for an eating disorder treatment center in St. Louis. Cynthia is just one of the many volunteers who makes a difference at Homestead. (Post written by Michele Johnson)