elishacare seeks to help restore hope, value and purpose to broken men and women in the community

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

elishacare Garden & Building Maintenance

Some of you may be wondering where we have been, as we haven't posted something on this blog for many months.  

Tragically, I lost my Brother to suicide a couple of months ago now and our family have been working through this sad loss, trying to process, grieve, support each other and work out what life looks like on the other side of his passing.  We are incredibly grateful for all the support we have felt during this time...

A few months before this, a small group of us had been meeting to discuss the possibility of setting up a garden business under the banner of elishacare.  We have been gardening for sometime, helping many that can't afford help or doing working bees for people in our community, but this was to be something that would help some in our team that had recovered from their addiction and needed employment, as well as a chance to step of the centre-link support system.

A week or so after my Brother had died, I met with one of the guys that had been guiding us in this direction.  He asked me how I was, and my reply was "I am even more passionate now to take Hope our to those that are in need of finding life", and his response was " let's do it then"

We have 4 guys now getting some regular work, and it has been amazing to see the guys step up into this role.  This is so much more than employment, but empowerment and an incredible joy for me to be apart of.

If you know anyone needing some assistance with anything around the home, we would love to hear from you.

Our community continues to function in a variety of ways, but it is ever changing and we hold on and go for the ride.  Thanks for your love and support.....