THE MONTHLY JOURNEY
Downtown Women’s Center E-Newsletter
To provide housing and services to overcome homelessness and addiction
DWC’s experience through the COVID pandemic
These past twelve months have been a traumatic experience not only in our Amarillo community but for the entire world. Our lives have forever changed.
We have been reminded of our resilience in overcoming the most difficult of circumstances. We have learned to sacrifice for the sake of others. We have been reminded of our ability to reach out and help our fellow neighbors. We have been reminded of having the simplest of pleasures – toilet paper. We have been reminded of how precious life is as we have lost those close to us.
Our new reality is wearing masks as part of our fashion statement in the long run. Zoom meetings have become our new norm. Weekly trips to the grocery store have become our social outings. And, most everyone will have a vaccine soon!
DWC has had its challenges during COVID, but we have survived and become stronger as an organization through the grace of God. Haven House was temporarily closed in March 2020 because of the pandemic’s challenges. DWC continued to serve women in recovery from substance use disorders at Abba House and Gratitude House. We organized our first virtual Spring Luncheon in May 2020. Although closed temporarily, our retail stores are opened and thriving.
DWC is optimistic about our future. Haven House will be re-opening in late spring. Our retail stores will remain open. Our annual luncheon will take place on September 28th—in person and virtual—you won’t want to miss this one! Our programs and services will continue to be available to homelss women in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction and for their children.
Thanks to all of you, DWC has been able to continue meeting our mission, “To provide housing and services to overcome homelessness and addiction.” There are no adequate words—just a whole lot of gratitude.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Pedro Limas—Vice President
Denise is a program graduate with 12 years clean and sober. She was a faithful employee and held various management positions at our thrift stores for over 12 years. Denise has now graduated from college and is beginning her new career in business management. We are excited for denise and wish her well in her new endeavors.
DWC THRIFT STORES
Watch our Downtown Women’s Center Amarillo, TX — Stores Facebook page for sales during the month of March!
Call us today to schedule your donation pick-up! Or Drop off your donations at Thrift City 812 SW 10th Mon – Fri 10am-5pm Sat 10am – 4pm.
Monetary Donations Below
ON A POSITIVE NOTE
Great Day to All –
Hoping all is well with each of you. I’m excited to bring a little positivity each month for our sweet souls. Let’s set intentions for ourselves everyday & be mindful of others. Champion for one another & make today YOUR day of huge dreams. We can all use these positive vibes. DWC is always making sure our ladies & children stay safe & healthy. I love this agency & am excited for what the year will bring for us all.
Keep on keeping on!
Garth & Susie Merrick
Brooms & Dust Pans
DWC Annual Luncheon
More Details Coming Soon