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Help to move on

Alisha Smith-Page (seen here with her son Caleb) is a recovering meth addict and has been clean since 2006. She now has a job and a plan for her life. In 2008, with the help of Elijah Family Homes, she also found a nice place to live with her son. This was no easy feat because of the felonies on her rap sheet. EFH reaches out to people like Alisha who don’t qualify for public housing but can’t yet make it on their own. Alisha’s not sure what she’d do without (EFH) and is glad she doesn’t have to find out. “I don’t want to say I wasted half my life, but it’s been a rough road,” Alisha said. “It’s made me who I am...

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Incentive to stay clean

Ronnie Ware of Pasco has a really good reason to stay clean, her name is Destiny. The young lady likes to read with her dad, watch “Care Bear” movies and strum a toy guitar. When Destiny was taken away from him at birth, Ware said that gave him all the incentive he needed to clean up his life. “Elijah Family Homes offers the step between recovery to independent living,” Ware said. “Not having that opportunity may have caused me to go back to my old...

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Seeing tangible results

Just a few years after being started as a ministry in Richland, Elijah Family Homes is seeing tangible results. Sharing Christmas with her son in her own home was a goal Michell Owens said she made for herself a year earlier when she was homeless — before she was accepted into Elijah Family Homes’ transitional housing program. With EFH’s help, in December 2012, Michell and her son Kayden, 3, put candy canes on their Christmas tree...

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Graduation to a better life

If all you had seen of Alisha Bryans is her arrest photo from when she was a meth addict, you would not recognize her. Today, she’s full of life, and she and her son, Caleb Adams, are affectionate, trading kisses and saying, “I love you.” In November of 2010, Alisha and Caleb became one of the first three families to graduate from Elijah Family Homes’ transitional housing...

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Volunteer with EFH

Volunteers are an integral part of Elijah Family Homes. A variety of skills and talents are utilized in the day-to-day operation of the organization. If you are the proverbial “people person”, like to organize events, work in an office setting, possess strong listening skills, enjoy helping others experience success and have time and energy to devote to a great community charity, Elijah Family Homes would welcome your...

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