The Lives We Touch

Flourish is a way of helping us start our lives. Sometimes we don’t know how a house is supposed to be like. How a homey feel is supposed to be like. Coming home to something like this is so incredible and beneficial. I am so happy I had this experience…. Tears of Joy! Thank you!

2019 Impact Statistics

  • We impacted a total of 901 households and 2,124 children.
  • We placed 1,031 beds.
  • We placed 26,155 items (a box of household decor or kitchen goods = 1 item).
  • Donation pick up teams made over 621 donor home pick-ups and 75 special corporate pick-ups.
  • We had 60,000+ volunteer hours of participation, including warehouse operations and client processing.
  • We partnered with more than 60 organizations who perform case management and refer clients.
  • We hosted serving opportunities for more than 40 adult and youth groups.
  • 98% of donations were placed with families or were recycled, including textiles, foam, metal, and wood.
  • We partnered with and provided community service opportunities for local recovery organizations.
  • We continue to operate and maintain a 28,000 square foot showroom and warehouse processing space.

Flourish Success Stories

Mike

My brother in law was literally HOMELESS at the time he came to Flourish. We had secured him an apartment where he slept on the floor the night before, but he had nothing besides the four walls around him.

This opportunity gave him confidence and pride in his new home, and now family and friends visit him for the first time in his life!

We can’t thank you enough for what you do for people.

He saw us almost a year ago and now he would like to donate his loveseat back to the program. He has secured a job for almost a year and is proudly buying his own sofa with some savings he’s built up….

We can’t thank you enough for giving him pride and dignity while getting back on his feet.

Tara

Tara was recently reunited with her children after completing a recovery program.  Her ability to comply with court orders required her to have a safe and stable home for the family.

Flourish was able to help her create that environment and complete successful reunification.  We know she and her family with FLOURISH in their new home.

 

 

 

Metro Lutheran Client

I assisted my client during her appointment.  She has no friends/family that could help her move stuff in to her apartment.  We were able to get some volunteers to help her.  During the move in she kept talking about the personnel at Flourish – how respectful they were, how helpful they were…

After we got the last heavy item up the steep stairs – we sat on the stoop drinking a glass of water and she literally broke down in tears.  She told us that this was the only day that she could remember so many people showing her that they cared about her and wanted the best for her moving forward.

Yes, we took a little of the credit – but I wanted you to know that your staff and volunteers made an impact far beyond the help with furnishing her apartment.  You brightened the life of a woman who has seen more that her share of the worst of people by showing her that there are amazing people around.

Please share her thanks (and mine) with your entire crew.  You absolutely changed a life.

Sisters

 

These sisters recently lost both parents and were about to lose each other.  The staff at their high school rallied around them, found housing support, and scheduled an appointment at Flourish to furnish their new place.

Not only are they able to stay together, but they can do so with the comfort of sleeping in their own beds, having a place to eat and hang out together.  We hope you FLOURISH, girls!

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