Many Maryhouse guests go to Reba when they are in need of someone to talk to.
“They call me Mama Reba,” Reba said. “They come to me to talk and I listen. If they ask for advice, I give suggestions. I’m very spiritual. I have the spirit of God in me and I take that seriously and so do they. Sometimes I look into their eyes and hold their hands and let them know that they are beautiful and to smile because God loves them.”
Reba has experienced homelessness for almost a year.
To Reba, Maryhouse is a beacon of safety. Here, she is able to access a warm shower, hygiene products and clothing.
“I love being able to talk to all of the staff – Miss Debbie, Shannon, Judy, Hailey, Marlena, Ella and Kaylee,” she said. “I love talking to all of the ladies and having them watch out for me.” [Read more…]