Connect the Dots
The other day, I was chatting with a resident who was saying how she really needs to get her Washington State ID. She was telling me how she very much wants to go back to school and get her high school diploma so she can show her family that she can do it. The only thing she needs is her ID and the help to find the resources that could assist her in getting what she needs. Her drive to succeed is there; all she needs is a little boost to get there. A simple connect the dots to many people but to this woman dealing with the daily struggles of a life-threatening disease, it was a huge leap. I didn’t have to tutor her on Algebra. I didn’t have to counsel her or her family on repairing their relationship. That day all I had to do was provide a few resources and be there to listen. Today, I feel like I made a difference.
Intern - Rosehedge/Multifaith Works