When I met Ellalein, she was flying a sign on the highway. She knew MLF because she had been served from the trucks. Ellalein told me she was struggling to find a way to get off the streets for good. So I told her about our Community First! program and how we could help lift her into a new home.
Ellalein’s biggest dream was to see her daughters again. Sober but still homeless, she had felt too ashamed to get in touch with them. But once she had her own place to call home, a home she could be proud of, she reached out and lovingly reunited with her girls.
Due to ongoing health issues, Ellalein passed away recently. She left this earth with her daughter at her side and was surrounded by the love of her Mobile Loaves & Fishes family – a far cry from the loneliness of the streets she had experienced for so many years.