I came to Blanchet House for food in 2004 when I was a homeless and pregnant teen. It was nice to find somewhere I could get the real food I needed while being pregnant versus convenient cold food from various stores. There was a long line to get inside, but people saw my pregnant belly and let me go ahead of them.
I heard about Blanchet through the homeless grapevine. I noticed that people were cleaning up after one another and helping new people understand what to do. The food was decent too, homestyle.
Until recently I was working as a crisis intake worker for an agency downtown that had helped me to get off the streets while I was still pregnant. Currently, I’m fighting for disability as I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.
We’re inviting Blanchet House’s guests, volunteers, and donors to share stories to help recognize our 70th anniversary. Read more or submit your own at BlanchetHouse.org/70years.