Being a caregiver is hard... it requires everything from you - your time, your money, your sleep, your resources. Many people immediately picture a mom, with spit-up on her shirt, a toddler half-dressed clinging to her leg, with piles of dishes in the sink, and laundry stacked a mile high, and lunchboxes waiting to be filled on the counter. And that's one end of the spectrum, one in which many of us later in life can reflect back on and think, phew... "I made it." But, until you find yourselves caring for mom and dad, or for your spouse of 50+ years, you often times can't imagine what that looks like. Imagine having to go to work to provide for your own household, your own kids, but now mom has moved in with you and needs you too. Imagine the added stress that can pile up on your already busy plate. The extra financial strain. The millions of questions of how do I meet mom's needs while still doing everything that I need to accomplish. That's the case for a few of our clients who spend their days with us so that their children can work, can rest, can attend parent-teacher meetings, and go on business trips, and take care of themselves too. Our program provides their loved ones with a community to spend time in; one with friends, and connection, and activities, and people who remember how they like their eggs cooked for breakfast. The Guest House isn't just a place you drop-off your loved one, it's a place that has nursing staff to assist them, to monitor them medically... a place where the sense of community is so heavily in the air that the clients who have been here the longest tend to be our biggest welcoming committee... a place where talents can be shared, emotions can be heard, transitions can be smoothed out by friendly faces and hands to hold... a place where hot meals are served, music and dancing is encouraged, and gifting every client a platform to renew their purpose in their own lives is one of the biggest things we strive for. We believe in the power of moments... your donation today will help our clients continue to make the most of their days, and it will continue to give their loved ones the support of our program, so that they can feel strong enough to keep their loved ones in their homes to enjoy more time together.