Meet Vickie

Ten Blocks Home

By Rev. Patti Brown

Vickie has been a guest at the Lamb Center for almost two years. Even with a consistent employment, she lost her housing twice because she lacked sufficient income to make rent payments. Vickie came to the Lamb Center regularly to seek counseling and spiritual direction.

Recently, a Single Room Occupancy space opened up through Fairfax County’s affordable housing program. Because of Vickie’s persistence at getting and holding a job, her income was sufficient to qualify. With gratitude, Vickie shared this prayer with us at Bible Study:

“Lord, thank you for your grace.
Lord, thank you for your mercy.
Lord, thank you that someone is here
at The Lamb Center to listen to me.
Lord, please bless my child.
I don’t know where he is, but you do.

Thank you for a bed to sleep in.
Thank you for my job.
Thank you for watching over me
as I walk ten blocks home late at night.”

The names and photos have been changed to protect the dignity of those involved.

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