Operating a shelter for victims of domestic violence is no easy feat. Hearing the stories, seeing the faces, the pain, the grief, the loss Ė itís a heavy burden to carry. Faith House has been blessed beyond measure by the generosity and compassion of the Stuller Family Foundation. When Matt and Cece became aware of our great need to expand our facility in order to address the growing need in our community Ė there was no hesitation, just an all in commitment. Itís not difficult to measure the impact of the philanthropy and partnership of the foundation to our agency. We have sheltered more than 15,000 survivors of domestic violence as they were fleeing from abuse. Itís very simple Ė together we have saved many lives. We have restored HOPE in so many that had lost every semblance in their lives. I honestly donít know where our organization would be today without the ongoing support of the Stuller Family Foundation. Your generosity and genuine care has strengthened us when we were in most need. We are incredibly appreciative of your support, and I know that together we will continue to save the lives of those in our community that suffer from this horrendous crime of domestic violence.
Billi Lacombe Executive Director, Faith House
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