True Stories from Lily House

Here are stories from the girls and staff at Lily House...

Paula's story

Paula’s Story

Lily house is place that is set up specifically to support and help young mothers and disadvantaged girls and women to learn how to parent, care for themselves and to be cared for. All of the above mentioned relates to me, to my family, to our story…

 

Such a cause as Lily House means more to me than words can express and the gratitude I have for being able to stay there and the changes that Lily house has made mine and my children’s lives is immeasurable…

 

When I arrived at Lily House in Dec 2012 at the age of 30 pregnant with my 5th child that I didn’t think I would be able to keep her. I was a far cry from the woman I am now… At Lily House, I was shown life skills, given the support, love, and care I needed to strengthen my own assets which then, in turn, allowed me to get my 3 eldest daughters reunified back with me after they had all been in foster care for 6 years.  Also, my son Jackson who is now just over 2 is living back at home with me too as of a few weeks ago.

 

As you can imagine this amount of change happening in such a short period of time comes with its own challenges, and although we all live in our own house now Lily House offers us ongoing emotional support… The work that the volunteers, etc put into Lily House and its residents is incredible, and they don’t even get paid!  It says clearly to me that Lily House is a service offered out of love, concern, and need…

sonya's story

Sonya’s Story

I am a 33-year-old recovering addict.

 

My story is one of hope, love, and trust.  On September 12 I went into rehab after using drugs for 7 years.  My two children had been out of my care for a little over one year.  I did three months of rehab then transitioned to Lily House.

 

One week later my 13-year-old daughter was restored to me and joined me.

 

After a life with no love or trust I now have a job, am about to start university, a happy 13-year-old in my care, who I have an amazing, loving relationship with and one child who I am still working on reuniting with.  Lily House has supported and loved me back to life.  They have also helped me back into my role as a mother and a functioning, successful, member of society.

 

I now have hope and trust that the future for both myself and my children will be nothing short of amazing, and when it is time to leave Lily House, I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and support they have given our family!

restored

Children Restored at Lily House

One of our great success stories shares her heart and how 5 children were reunited with their mother…

 

Lily house is place that is set up specifically to support and help young mothers and disadvantaged girls and women to learn how to parent, care for themselves and to be cared for. All of the above mentioned relates to me, to my family, to our story…

 

Such a cause as Lily House means more to me than words can express and the gratitude I have for being able to stay there and the changes that Lily house has made mine and my children’s lives is immeasurable…

 

When I arrived at Lily House at the age of 30 pregnant with my 5th child that I didn’t think I would be able to keep her. I was a far cry from the woman I am now… At Lily House, I was shown life skills, given the support, love, and care I needed to strengthen my own assets which then, in turn, allowed me to get my 3 eldest daughters reunified back with me after they had all been in foster care for 6 years.  Also, my son Jackson who is now just over 2 is living back at home with me too as of a few weeks ago.

 

As you can imagine this amount of change happening in such a short period of time comes with its own challenges, and although we all live in our own house now Lily House offers us ongoing emotional support… The work that the volunteers, etc put into Lily House and its residents is incredible, and they don’t even get paid!  It says clearly to me that Lily House is a service offered out of love, concern, and need…